Scientific & Non-Scientific Publications

(2007) Financing the Arts: The Consequences of Interaction among Artists, Financial Support, and Creativity Motivation

“Financing the Arts: The consequence of Interaction among Artists, Financial Support and Creativity Motivation”, with L. Petrova, Journal of Arts Management, Law and Society, 37(3) pp. 245-256, 2007


The authors analyze how different financial modes matter to the creativity of artists—whether they facilitate or interfere with the creativity that leads to artistic achievements. They first discuss the importance of the creative process and the various factors involved—personality characteristics, environmental factors, and motivation patterns. They next distinguish and analyze the nature and rationales of various modes of financing the arts, dividing these modes into government, the market, and the third sphere. Finally, the authors analyze the interrelations among the creative process and financing when applying a social support system. The investigation thereof relies predominantly on earlier work in the field of cultural economics. The results of a survey conducted among Dutch visual artists form the empirical basis of this article.


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(2013) Cultural heritage policies: a comparative perspective

Arjo Klamer, Anna Mignosa and Lyudmila Petrova

Cultural heritage policies. A comparative perspective. In I.  Rizzo and A. Mignosa (ed.). Handbook on the economics of cultural heritage. With  Anna Mignosa and Lyudmila Petrova. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing. 2013, pp. 37 - 86

The role of the arts and culture in the new economy is changing. This has broadened the scope of cultural policy study and practice, and modified its focus. The emergence of a broader concept of culture, where the rel-evance of creative arts expanded within the scope of cultural industries reflects the processes of democratization of culture and its relevance to the economy and society. The idea received widespread attention at the European level in the context of the Lisbon Agenda, which aimed at turning Europe into ‘the most competitive and dynamic knowledge- based economy in the world, capable of sustainable economic growth with more and better jobs and greater social cohesion’ (Council of Europe, 2000).
Policymakers and scholars have increasingly focused on ‘new’ areas, such as cultural industries, the creative class and cultural cities, and on their potential for national and local development, arguing that the arts and culture promote creativity, creativity promotes innovation and inno-vation promotes economic benefits (Madden and Bloom, 2001). Within this process of economization of cultural policy, cultural significance alone is not an argument for government intervention. Accordingly, conducting cultural policy today requires a better understanding of the complex interrelation between the economy and culture, with respect to both the cultural and economic values of cultural goods and services. The evolution of cultural policies encompasses these changes. For example, topics related to urban and regional development, tourism, international trade, cultural diversity, economic development and intellectual property are brought to the core of the cultural policy debate while closely inter-twining the cultural and economic logic. It is possible to talk about a type of rhetoric where culture and the arts have become a means towards economic and social ends (Szántó, 2010).

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(2009) De globalisering van de economische wetenschap, of het verdwijnen van de Nederlandse econoom


[met Harry van Dalen] "De globalisering van de economische wetenschap, of het verdwijnen van de Nederlandse econoom," TPE Digitaal, 2009 jaargang 3(4), pp. 85-100.

Na de publicatie van ons boek De Telgen van Tinbergen in 1996 is veel veranderd in de wereld van Nederlandse economen. De Amerikanise ring die we toen reeds opmerkten bij de jongere generatie heeft zich doorgezet. Dit blijkt uit het beleid aan Nederlandse universiteiten, met veel nadruk op internationale publicaties en uit de meer nadrukkelijke aanwezigheid van Nederlandse economen in het internationale circuit, zowel in de vakbladen als in conferenties. Maar alle inzet heeft nog niet geleid tot topprestaties en het herleven van de tijden van Tinbergen, Koopmans en Theil. Een directe consequentie van de Amerikanisering is een afnemende belangstelling van academische economen voor beleid. In dat opzicht is de traditie die Tinbergen vestigde voorbij.



(2009) Trading Economics Across the Atlantic: Jan Tinbergen and Milton Friedman"

 “Trading Economics Across the Atlantic: Jan Tinbergen and Milton Friedman”, with Harry van Dalen in: Four Centuries of Dutch-American Relations, 1609-2009. New York: SUNY Press, 2009, pp. 773-784

Jan Tinbergen and Milton Friedman were both very much inspired making economic theory work, applying it in service of society. The Tinbergen approach – the economist as Social Engineer - was exported to Chicago in the 1940s where one of Tinbergen’s students - Tjalling Koopmans - became a prominent member of the Cowles Commission, where his method and
style clashed with the Economics Department dominated by Milton Friedman who was a public intellectual. Koopmans preferred the Walrasian method of looking at economics whereas Friedman relied on a Marshallian, partial equilibrium approach. With Friedman’s departure from Chicago in 1977 his method and approach disappeared. The work of Koopmans and the Cowles Commission more generally formed the basis for New Classical Economics and came to dominate the practice of economics. The irony of these two icons of economics is that they produced disciples who carried their initiative too far.

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