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David Throsby is Distinguished Professor of Economics at Macquarie University in Sydney.  He is internationally known for his research and his many publications on the economics of art and culture.  His interests include the economics of the performing arts, the role of artists as economic agents, the Indigenous art economy, heritage economics, the role of culture in sustainable development, and the relationships between economic and cultural policy.  His book Economics and Culture (Cambridge University Press, 2001) has been translated into eight languages.  His most recent book is The Economics of Cultural Policy (2010), also published by Cambridge.


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  • More than economics: cultural value and the Australian book industry

    Crosby, P. & Throsby, D., 2019, Publishing and culture. Baker, D. J., Brien, D. L. & Webb, J. (eds.). Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, p. 65-84 20 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Art, politics, money: revisiting Australia's cultural policy

    Throsby, D., 2018, Strawberry Hills, NSW: Currency House. 78 p. (Platform papers : quarterly essays on the performing arts; no. 55)

    Research output: Book/ReportBook