Røros and economic effect of cultural heritage

How to estimate the economic effects of cultural heritage?

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The project aimed to estimate economic effects of cultural heritage in the community of Røros; including both the effects of cultural heritage in general, and the effects associated with the site’s World Heritage listing. Furthermore, it examined how management of cultural heritage can affect economic value and negotiate the inherent conflicts between value creation and conservation of cultural heritage.

The project was conducted in partnership with Econ Analyse As and funded by the Norwegian Research Council.

Read more about the results from the project

Guttormsen, T. and K. Fageraas 2011 The social production of ‘attractive authenticity’ at the World Heritage Site of Røros, Norway. International Journal of Heritage Studies  17(5): 442-462