EconomistsTalkArt.org wishes you happy holidays and a great new year 2021!

By The Editorial Team

The Editorial Team of EconomistsTalkArt.org wishes you a happy start into the New Year!

The blog started as an idea among four young scholars in 2015. In November, the blog has been celebrating its fifth birthday and ends the year with yet another set of record numbers: 9400+ recurring visitors, 16700+ views in 2020, 25 articles per year.

The blog continues to be one of central dissemination tools of the work of cultural economists around the world.

In this year, members of the blog editorial have also been at the forefront in the forming of CEOS – Cultural Economics Online Seminar, starting in January 2021.

This year, 2021, also brings the main regular cultural economic event, 21st ACEI Conference in Lille from 6-9 July, 2021.

We sincerely hope the New Year will continue providing you with the pleasure of reading posts written by leading authors in cultural economics.

With best wishes,

Editorial Team: Cedric, Christiane, Trilce, Elisa, Andrej and Marie.

TOOLS FOR THE FUTURE IN LJUBLJANA, RESEARCHING ART MARKETS AND GLOBAL SCIENTIFIC “ONLINE” TURMOIL

By Andrej Srakar

Beginning of September was time for the fifth workshop in the series Tools for the Future: Researching Art Market Practices from Past to Present. The workshop took place online in organization of the France Stele Institute of Art History of the Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (ZRC SAZU). Its topic was the role of legislation and legal regulators in the art market and included some of the best researchers on art markets at the intersection of art history, legal studies and cultural economics.

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ICCA 2020: CULTURAL POLICY, WHAT’S NEW?

By The Editorial Board

The international symposium organised by LabEx ICCA on the topic of “Cultural Policies. What’s new?” took place 30 – 31 January 2020 in Paris. Organised in 3 blocks, with 3 inspiring keynotes, 8 sessions, 39 authors, and over 70 discussants engaged in an stimulating exchange around cultural economics, cultural policy, and the future of arts, culture, and the creative industries. Continue reading “ICCA 2020: CULTURAL POLICY, WHAT’S NEW?”

SIEC 2019: THE HAPPY FEW, ALBEIT FURTHER AND FURTHER AWAY

By Luis César Herrero-Prieto

Foto imagen Valdivia_Jonathan Gómez

Those of us who practise and study in the field of cultural economics often find ourselves being called ‘the happy few’. It is true that there are few of us who are followers if we compare ourselves in number to those in other areas of, let us say, mainstream knowledge in economics, although one does sometimes get the feeling that we make up one tight-knit group with our regular meetings, and it is indeed astonishing to see the enthusiasm of those who form part of this community. Nowhere else can you find scholars who believe so passionately in what they are contributing and in what they are unearthing, probably because what they discover and what they study are linked to feelings and deep-rooted perceptions of human nature such as emotion, beauty or identity. Continue reading “SIEC 2019: THE HAPPY FEW, ALBEIT FURTHER AND FURTHER AWAY”

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