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World Heritage: Where are we? An empirical analysis


Frey, Bruno S; Pamini, Paolo (2011). World Heritage: Where are we? An empirical analysis. Working paper series / Department of Economics No. 11, University of Zurich.

Abstract

A statistical analysis of the UNESCO World Heritage List is presented. The World Heritage Convention intends to protect global heritage of outstanding value to mankind, but there has been great concern about the missing representativity of the member countries. There is a strongly biased distribution of Sites according to a country’s population, area or per capita income. The paper reveals the facts but refrains from judging whether the existing distribution is appropriate or not. This task must be left to the discussion in the World Heritage Convention.

Abstract

A statistical analysis of the UNESCO World Heritage List is presented. The World Heritage Convention intends to protect global heritage of outstanding value to mankind, but there has been great concern about the missing representativity of the member countries. There is a strongly biased distribution of Sites according to a country’s population, area or per capita income. The paper reveals the facts but refrains from judging whether the existing distribution is appropriate or not. This task must be left to the discussion in the World Heritage Convention.

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Item Type:Working Paper
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Economics
Working Paper Series > Department of Economics
Dewey Decimal Classification:330 Economics
JEL Classification:Z11, F5, H87
Uncontrolled Keywords:UNESCO World Heritage, World Heritage Convention, representativity, member countries, Weltnaturerbe, Weltkulturerbe, Verantwortung, Mitgliedsstaaten
Language:English
Date:March 2011
Deposited On:25 Nov 2011 10:13
Last Modified:23 Nov 2018 22:05
Series Name:Working paper series / Department of Economics
ISSN:1664-7041
OA Status:Green
Official URL:http://www.econ.uzh.ch/static/wp/econwp011.pdf
Related URLs:http://www.econ.uzh.ch/static/workingpapers.php

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