Eminent Scholar and Professor of Economics Emeritus, Auburn University
I have, for a full half century, been interested and published in the areas of economic history, history of economic ideas, applied microeconomics. Most recently, the latter interest has interested me in the "new" areas of cultural economics, including religion and art. I am the author (with J. Jackson and R. Tollison) of "The Economics of American Art: Art, Artists and Market Institutions" to be published by Oxford University Press in 2017.
Americans clearly love their museums, particularly in the summer months. In fact, museum attendance is estimated at about 850 million visits a year, significantly more than all the major league sporting and theme parks...