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Cultural quotas in broadcasting II: policy

Richardson, Martin


This paper considers the application of ‘cultural quotas’ to radio broadcasting: a requirement that a minimum percentage of broadcast content be of local origin. Using a Hotelling location model derived in Richardson (2004) we show that, while the laissez-faire solution involves less than (socially optimal) maximal differentiation, a quota reduces the differentiation between the stations even further. While a cultural quota may raise consumer welfare, the reduced station diversity and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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