Economic valuation of cultural heritage

Economische Waardering Erfgoed
Historical city center of Amsterdam (Maurice de Kleijn)      

Summary in English

In recent years the department of Spatial Economics of VU university has investigated various aspects of the economic significance of cultural heritage. A main goal of this research was the assessment of the benefits associated with the presence of heritage and of investments in it. Four subthemes have been considered: location behavior of households, real estate valuation, location behavior of firms and tourism. Project leader was prof. dr. Jan Rouwendal. An overview of the publications that resulted from this project can be found here.