ERIC Number: ED410184
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Twenty Years of Economic Impact Studies of the Arts: A Review.
Radich, Anthony J.
This analysis begins with a review of the history of economic impact studies of the arts. Characteristics of the environment that have led to the development of the economic impact study as an advocacy tool are identified and some of the significant early research in the area that set patterns for later studies is cited. In the second section of the study the major findings of prior studies of the economic impact of the arts are given. These indicate that: (1) the arts constitute a significant large-scale business activity; and (2) the arts have experienced significant growth in a very short period of time. In the third section of the study, issues of research design relevant to these studies are identified, including purpose, definition of the arts industry, methods of measuring impact, data-collection methods, selection and use of multipliers, and research administration. Contains 277 references. (MM )
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC. Research Div.