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Multiple creative talents and their determinants at the local level

Silvia Cerisola ()
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Silvia Cerisola: Politecnico di Milano

Journal of Cultural Economics, 2018, vol. 42, issue 2, 243-269

Abstract: Abstract Creativity is currently at the centre of a lively scientific debate in which scholars from different fields are engaged. The interest on such topic is mainly due to its potential positive impact on economic development; thus, understanding the determinants of creativity becomes important in terms of policy decisions. Although the existing literature has identified some determinants of creativity, evidence on the specific impact of such determinants on particular creative talents and on the degree of creative complexity within a local area is still scant. This work tries to fill this gap starting from the thought that the mental cross-fertilization of talents in different fields is what stimulates the best and most original ideas. By considering artistic, scientific, and economic creativities as the main modes in which creativity can show itself, the paper explores empirically the relation between local socio-economic characteristics and the concurrent presence of multiple creative talents.

Keywords: Multitalent creativity; Creative specialization; Cultural diversity; Creative industries; Cultural amenities (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: O18 O3 R1 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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