Trade and Cultural Diversity

Alberto Bisin, Thierry Verdier

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    This chapter surveys the recent economic literature on the relationships between globalization and cultural diversity. We first review the different channels through which international integration interacts with cultural diversity across individuals, communities, and nations. We then present some recent formal economic models of cultural transmission and cultural evolution, and show how these models can be embedded into standard economic frameworks to analyze the links between globalization and cultural diversity. The chapter then presents various applications from trade in cultural goods, foreign direct investment in tourism to cultural integration of foreign migrants. Finally, normative implications and the relationships between cultural policy and international policies are also discussed.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationHandbook of the Economics of Art and Culture
    PublisherElsevier B.V.
    Number of pages46
    StatePublished - 2014

    Publication series

    NameHandbook of the Economics of Art and Culture
    ISSN (Print)1574-0676


    • Cultural diversity
    • Cultural transmission
    • Globalization
    • Trade

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Cultural Studies
    • Economics and Econometrics


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