Impact of war on individual life-cycle creativity: tentative evidence in relation to composers

  title={Impact of war on individual life-cycle creativity: tentative evidence in relation to composers},
  author={K. Borowiecki and J. O'hagan},
  journal={Journal of Cultural Economics},
  • K. Borowiecki, J. O'hagan
  • Published 2013
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Cultural Economics
  • The relationship between conflict and individual life-cycle artistic output is ambiguous, both a priori and in terms of the evidence. To address this question in relation to composers, we employ a sample of 115 prominent classical composers born after 1800 and attempt to link their annual productivity with the incidence of wars. While the sample is small and the measure of creative productivity limited, we find evidence that the impact of wars on the timing of individual creative production is… CONTINUE READING
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