Joke economics: the low profile of comedy in the economics of arts and culture

Collins, A. ORCID: 0000-0001-9805-9091, 2024. Joke economics: the low profile of comedy in the economics of arts and culture. Journal of Cultural Economics. ISSN 0885-2545

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Despite being a globally significant form of art and culture, the performance of comedy has seemingly maintained a very low profile in cultural economics. The case for greater research scrutiny of this art form is advanced alongside some possible reasons for the relatively low academic attention devoted to comedy. The scope for considering comedy in economic terms is also considered, and a range of research questions are raised to stimulate debate and further enquiry on the topic.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Journal of Cultural Economics
Creators: Collins, A.
Publisher: Springer
Date: 23 February 2024
ISSN: 0885-2545
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Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Record created by: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 27 Feb 2024 13:49
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2024 13:49

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