Cultural diversity

Publications and Studies

“Les flux d’échanges internationaux de biens et services culturels : déterminants et enjeux (“International Trade Flows in Cultural Goods and Services: Issues and Determining Factors”), (Culture études Collection, 2007.2) – September 2007

The studies, forecasting, and statistical branch (DEPS) of the French ministry of culture and communication announced the publication of “Les flux d’échanges internationaux de biens et services culturels : déterminants et enjeux” (International trade flows in cultural goods and services: issues and determining factors) as part of the series Culture études (Culture Studies).

The DEPS study states that “measuring and understanding international trade in cultural goods and services are essential in drafting an integration strategy for French stakeholders in international trade and in more broadly defining the prerequisites for maintaining cultural diversity.” DEPS notes that this new study uses econometrics to try to understand the degree to which trade in cultural goods and services might serve as indicators of the distance between cultures by looking at commercial trade, foreign investment, and worker migration

This study can be downloaded (in French) at www.culture.gouv.fr/deps

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