David Throsby, Australia
David Throsby is internationally acclaimed as one of the inventors of cultural economics.
A Distinguished Professor in the Economics Department of Macquarie University in Sydney, he is internationally recognized for his research and publications on the economics of art and culture.
His current fields of research include the economic situation of creative artists, the creative industries, the economics of cultural heritage, culture and sustainable development, and the links between economic and cultural policy. He is the author of numerous publications including The Economics of the Performing Arts, with Glen Withers (1979), ‘The Production and Consumption of the Arts: A View of Cultural Economics’ in the Journal of Economic Literature (1994), Economics and Culture (2001), and The Economics of Cultural Policy (2010). Together with Victor Ginsburgh he has co-edited two volumes of the Handbook of the Economics of Art and Culture (2006 and 2014).