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This paper analyses the boom on the Dutch art market during World War II. It relies on an original database covering all pictures - over 11,000 - sold at Mak van Waay, one of the two premier Dutch auction houses during the occupation. Hedonic regressions show that in real terms, the price of paintings increased more than fivefold between 1940 and 1...
This paper analyses the boom on the wartime Dutch art market, using a new art price index based on hedonic regressions. A detailed database covering all pictures – over 11.000 – sold at Mak van Waay (one of the two premier Dutch auction houses) allows the use of a model with a number of innovative aspects with regards to both the authenticity and t...
When taken together, art and World War II are often viewed through the lens of restitution of looted artworks. A recent literature has begun analysing the evolution of art markets in occupied countries. For most occupied countries it appears that prices of artworks experienced a boom during the war. This paper takes another approach, and focuses on...
This paper analyses the evolution of the art market in occupied countries during WWII. The three main markets, the French, the Dutch and the Belgian, experienced a similar boom with both artworks prices and the volume of sales reaching exceptional values. The paper suggests that this price boom was due to the German increase in buying due to the al...
Paper reviewed, retitled version '"Preise spielen gar keine Rolle". The booming art market in occupied Western Europe, 1940-1945' presented follow-up conference in Hamburg in 2014.
For a long time, it has been said that Rhine transport plays an important role in Dutch-German economic bonds. Nevertheless, these transport flows have never been the subject of statistical research. This essay aims to fill this gap for the period 1919-1933. To do so, it charts Dutch, German, Belgian and French freight traffic, both by Rhine barge...
A study of the boom on the Dutch art market during the Second World War: its causes, the extent of the boom, price developments, market volume, government policy, different categories of buyers, the looting of Jewish collections and the persecution of Jewish art dealers, etc. The original Dutch back-cover text: ‘Of de schilderkunst ook populair is...
When discussing the political relations between the Netherlands and Germany in the 19th and 20th century, the extremely close economic relations are always mentioned. It is often said that these economic relations were of major influence on political relations, but it is seldom specified what influence these had. It is the target of this project to find out.