INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON CULTURAL ECONOMICS
The symposium Economics of the Visual Arts is intended to bring together experts from the field of cultural economics, to discuss key issues of economics of the visual arts: arts markets and art auctions, copyright in the visual arts, economics of museums, policy and non-profit issues in the visual arts, labor market in the visual arts, etc. The topics will form guidelines for the lectures, performed by renowned experts from the field, coming from all over the world, mostly from countries where cultural economics has gained prominence in the past decades. Speakers will include:
Prof. Victor Ginsburgh
Prof. Ginsburgh studied at the Solvay Business School at the Free University of Brussels (now split into the Université Libre de Bruxelles and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel) and mastered in econometrics. He holds a Ph.D. in economics, 1972. He is professor at Université Libre de Bruxelles since 1975. He has been visiting professor in several US universities (Yale, University of Virginia, Chicago University), as well as in France (Paris and Marseille), and in Belgium (Louvain and Liège). Very active as a researcher, Ginsburgh wrote several books of reference and more than 130 scientific articles published in reviews such as Econometrica and the American Economic Review. His research areas are general equilibrium, microeconomic theory and cultural economics in which he is recognized as a world authority. Prof. Ginsburgh will lecture on the economics of prizes in art.
Prof. Arjo Klamer
Prof. Klamer is professor of the Economics of Art and Culture at Erasmus University in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, and holds the world’s only chair in the field of cultural economics. Prior to that and after acquiring his PhD at Duke University, he taught for many years at several universities in the US, including Wellesley College and George Washington University. In 1984, he attracted a great deal of attention with his Conversations with Economists. In one of his latest books, Speaking of Economics (Routledge, 2007), he pursues themes that emerged from that book. He has collaborated with Deirdre McCloskey to promote the rhetorical perspective on economics. The Economic Conversation, a textbook forthcoming in 2008 (Palgrave) and co-authored with McCloskey and Stephen Ziliak employs a groundbreaking “open-method” approach to teaching first-year micro- and macroeconomics. His current research focuses on the cultural dimension of economic life and the values of art. Prof. Klamer will lecture on value of culture.
Prof. Ilde Rizzo
Prof. Rizzo is a professor of Economics of Cultural Resources at the University of Catania. She holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Finance and D. Phil from University of Buckingham, UK. She holds several academic appointments, board-positions in non-profit Italian cultural organisations and memberships in world cultural economics organisations. She is author of more than 50 publications in world respected journals. Among her most recent works mention the books The Heritage Game. Economics, Policy and Practice (2008), which she co-authored with Sir Alan T. Peacock, and The Economics of the Heritage: a study of the political economy of culture in Sicily (2002), which she co-authored with one of the leading world cultural economists Prof. Ruth Towse. Prof. Rizzo will lecture on the economics of cultural heritage.
Prof. Victor Fernandez- Blanco
Prof. Fernandez-Blanco holds a PhD in Economic Sciences and a chair in Fundaments of Economic Analysis at the University of Oviedo, Spain. His research focus is on cultural economics, economics of movies and cinema, and economics of museums. He is author of numerous articles in world respected journals, and has co-authored two recent books on El cine y su público en España. Un análisis económico, (1998) and Cinéfilos videoadictos y telespectadores. Los perfiles de los consumidores de productos audiovisuales en España,(2002), the latter being co-authored with Juan Prieto Rodríguez, Cristina Muñiz Artime and Rubén Gutiérrez del Castillo. He is member of editorial board of Journal of Cultural Economics as well as member of board of Association for Cultural Economics International. Prof. Victor Fernandez-Blanco will lecture on economics of museums.
Prof. Hans Abbing
Prof. Abbing is an artist, economist and sociologist based in Holland. In 2005, he was appointed as professor of art sociology (the Boekman Chair) at the University of Amsterdam, where today he is Professor Emeritus in art sociology. He has presented extensive papers on the relationship between art and economics and in 2002 his often cited book, WHY ARE ARTISTS POOR? The Exceptional Economy of the Arts was published. Prof. Abbing is also an active visual artist. Prof. Abbing will lecture on economics of labor market and incomes in art.
Prof. Kathryn Graddy
Prof. Graddy is an Associate Professor of Economics at Brandeis University, USA. She holds an M.B.A. in Columbia University and a PhD at Princeton University, USA. Her numerous publications (several of them co-authored by Prof. Orley Ashenfelter) are mostly from the field of art auctions, arts markets, and copyright in the arts. She has co-authored (with P. Krugman and R. Wells) the valuable textbooks on Essentials in Economics (in publication ) and Economics (2007). Prof. Graddy will lecture on art markets and art auctions.
Prof. Bogomir KovačProf. Kovač is a full professor for Philosophy of Economics, Macroeconomics and Environmental Economics at the Faculty of Economics in Ljubljana. He holds or held numerous important faculty and other positions, and published extensively in home and foreign journals. He was advisor to several governmental bodies, both in former Yugoslavia as well as Slovenia. He is one of the rare scientists who are connoiseurs and supporters of the field of cultural economics in Slovenia, and has authored numerous journal, magazine and newsletter articles on the topic. His research interest in cultural economics include art and development studies and arts markets. Prof. Kovač will lecture on art and development studies.
Prof. Vesna Čopič
Prof. Čopič graduated in 1981 at the Faculty of Law of the University of Ljubljana. Between 1991 and 1997 Prof. Čopič was evolved in the evaluation of Slovenian cultural policy. As an author and co-author she published some major publications in this field as for instance: ‘Elements for the Shaping of the National Cultural Policy’ and ‘Cultural Policy in Slovenia’. Throughout the nineties Prof. Čopič prepared the legislation in the sphere of culture for the Ministry of Culture of Slovenia. She participated, moreover, as an expert in some of Council of Europe programmes, research projects of the European Union, and activities for the European Cultural Foundation. Since 1999 Prof. Čopič has been a lecturer at the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Ljubljana, where she teaches about cultural policy and cultural management. In 2006 she received a PhD on Social Sciences at the University of Ljubljana. Prof. Vesna Čopič, furthermore, publishes in various scientific journals at home and abroad. Her principal interests are legislation, public governance and cultural policy. Prof. Čopič will lecture on cultural policy in visual arts.
Apart from the invited speakers, the symposium will also host two panels, one with presentations of good practices in financing visual arts in Slovenia, and the other with presentations of selected young researchers.
Each invited lecture lasts 40 minutes (plus discussion)
Each lecture of young researcher lasts 25 minutes (plus discussion)
The Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia which will host the event will provide a place for the two-day symposium. The Faculty is one of the most renowned economic institutions in the region, hosting number of distinguished home and foreign lecturers, and having both EQUIS and AACSB International Certificates, which puts it among less than 50 economics institutions in the world, which hold both most valuable certificates of educational quality. The Faculty is located 15 minutes from the centre of the town, in a cluster of faculties, and has good capacities of place for lectures and supporting events.
Distinguished partners of the event are Erasmus University Rotterdam, Kecskemét College Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Automation, and sculpture network.
The main organisation part of the project will be the work of the chosen Organisation Commitee and partnership from co-organizer organizations. We must pronounce that this symposium will be the first one of this size on Slovenian level, and that for most of the renowned professors from the field this will be the their first time to present their research in Slovenia. As the issue of financing culture has gained many interest in the past years, we also expect good feedback from participants.
Each participant will receive a certificate, aknowledging his participation.
Ekonomska fakulteta Univerze v Ljubljani / Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana (SI); Erasmus University Rotterdam (NL); Kecskemét College Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Automation (H); sculpture network (D)
dr. Victor Ginsburgh, dr. Bogomir Kovač, dr. Arjo Klamer, dr. Károly Belina, dr. Vesna Čopič
mag. Andrej Srakar, mag. Lyudmila Petrova, mag. Ákos Tóth, Isabelle Henn, dr. Aleksandar Kešeljević
Deadline: Friday, September 3rd 2010
PLACE OF THE EVENT:
Faculty of Economics, Univ. of Ljubljana
DATE OF THE EVENT: Friday, 17th – Saturday, 18th of September, 2010
Best Western Premier Hotel Slon, Slovenska cesta 34 (center of the city), http://www.hotelslon.com/
Art Hostel Celica, Metelkova ulica 8 (in-between faculty and center of the city), http://www.souhostel.com/
Individual Participant: 50,00 EUR
Institutional Participant: 70,00 EUR
Student or Member of Sculpture Network: 35,00 EUR
Payment is either by credit card, bank transfer, or on-place registration, depending on which payment you choose when registrating through website.
coordinator of the event
sculpture network and Faculty of Economics, Univ. of Ljubljana
1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
T: +386 (0)31 643 414