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Examines the markets for the performing and visual arts in the United States. The course begins by utilizing economic tools to analyze supply and demand in these markets, and then covers a number of special topics. Issues considered include copyrights, ticket scalping, performer wages and labor unions, government subsidization of the arts, auctions, art as an investment and the political economy of the arts sector. Prerequisites: Economics 249, 255. One unit.

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