Economics and economic problems of the art market (2016/2017)

Course code
4S000622
Name of lecturer
Cristina Spiller
Coordinator
Cristina Spiller
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Other available courses
Academic sector
SECS-P/01 - ECONOMICS
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
2° periodo di lezioni - aprile/maggio 2017, 2° periodo di lezioni - febbraio/aprile 2017

Lesson timetable

2° periodo di lezioni - aprile/maggio 2017
Day Time Type Place Note
Monday 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM lesson Lecture Hall Dottorandi  
Tuesday 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM lesson Lecture Hall Dottorandi  
2° periodo di lezioni - febbraio/aprile 2017
Day Time Type Place Note
Monday 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM lesson Lecture Hall Dottorandi  
Tuesday 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM lesson Lecture Hall Dottorandi  

Learning outcomes

The aim of this course is to investigate the complex world of the visual and performing arts. The view is not artistic but only economic. In this context, it is necessary to analyze the crucial economic principles and the most important mechanisms relating the artistic-cultural sector.

Syllabus

Introduction to key economic elements.
Analysis of preferences and decisions.
The problem to make a choice.
The important role of utility.
Supply and demand.
Market price and market equilibrium.
The main agents.
The principal effects (spillover effect, Duesenberry effect, Veblen effect …).
The querelle about investment.
The market of reproducible art (cinema, television, publishing trade, recording, photography)
Private and public strategies: new and old patronage, advertising, sponsoring, specific intervention policies.

These books are adopted:
Nardi Spiller C., Incontro con l’economia dell’arte, Torino, G. Giappichelli, 2005.
Santagata W., La fabbrica della cultura. Ritrovare la creatività per aiutare lo sviluppo del Paese, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2007.
Nardi Spiller C. e Savi P., La dimensione economica e territoriale dell’attività umana, Verona, QuiEdit, 2010.
Nardi Spiller C. e Pancaldi V., La dimensione economica dell’attività del gallerista, “il Pensiero Economico Moderno”, n. 1-2, gennaio-giugno, 2014, pp. 37-61.
Notes taken in class.
These books are recommended:
Poli F., Il sistema dell’arte contemporanea, Bari, Laterza, 2008.
Alberro A., Arte concettuale e strategie pubblicitarie, Milano, Johan & Levi, 2011.
Giordano S., Disimparare l’arte. Manuale di antididattica, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2012.
Vettese A., L’arte contemporanea Tra mercato e nuovi linguaggi, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2012.
Brilli A., Il grande racconto del viaggio in Italia, Bologna, Il mulino, 2014.

Assessment methods and criteria

The knowledge examination shall be conducted verbally but it is also necessary to discuss a little dissertation about a subject. This subject must first be approved by the professor.

Teaching aids

Documents

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2016/2017