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Handbook on the Economics of Cultural Heritage

Handbook on the Economics of Cultural Heritage

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Edited by Ilde Rizzo and Anna Mignosa

Cultural heritage is a complex and elusive concept, constantly evolving through time, and combining cultural, aesthetic, symbolic, spiritual, historical and economic values. The Handbook on the Economics of Cultural Heritage outlines the contribution of economics to the design and analysis of cultural heritage policies and to addressing issues related to the conservation, management and enhancement of heritage.

Chapter 8: World Heritage List

Bruno S. Frey and Lasse Steiner

Subjects: development studies, tourism, economics and finance, cultural economics, public sector economics, environment, tourism, geography, tourism


World Heritage comprises the full spectrum of our world’s cultural and natural treasures. For almost a century, various nations have made an effort to coordinate the protection of major sites considered to be the common global heritage of mankind.

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