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Socio-economic and spatial determinants of municipal cultural spending

New publication by Michael Getzner

The Austrian municipalities spend about € 93 per capita a year for cultural affairs (approximately 4% of the total municipal expenditure). The econometric estimations revealed that the size of the municipality, and various socio-economic, fiscal and political variables, are the main determinants of municipal cultural spending. The results of the estimations infer a rather small but nevertheless significant spatial dependence of cultural spending.

The Paper "Socio-economic and spatial determinants of municipal cultural spending, opens an external URL in a new window" was published in the Journal of Cultural Economics, opens an external URL in a new window and is open-access.

 

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