The Journal of Cultural Economics is published in cooperation with The Association for Cultural Economics International. It applies economic analysis to all of the creative and performing arts and the heritage and cultural industries, whether publicly or privately funded. Furthermore, the journal explores the economic organization of the cultural sector and the behavior of producers, consumers, and governments within the cultural sector. Readers will find original papers dealing with the theoretical development of cultural economics as a subject, the application of economic analysis and econometrics to the field of culture, and the economic aspects of cultural policy. In addition to full-length papers, the journal offers short papers and book reviews.

Officially cited as: J Cult Econ

The Journal of Cultural Economics is abstracted/indexed in: ABI informCABI AbstractsEBSCOEconLitERIC System DatabaseInternational Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS), Journal of Economic LiteratureResearch Papers in Economics (RePEc), SCOPUSSocial Science Research Network (SSRN), Sociological Abstracts, Social SciSearch, and Current Contents/Social and Behavioral Sciences.

The Journal is also included in the Social Science Citation Index with an Impact Factor in the 2018 Journal Citation Reports (JCR) of 1.825 and a 5-year Impact Factor: 1.579.

All issues of the Journal are available online.

The Journal is owned by Springer Verlag in collaboration with the ACEI. The two Co-Editors, the Book Review Editor and the Editorial Board are appointed in accordance with the recommendations of the ACEI.



  • Douglas S. Noonan
    O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs
    Indiana University – Purdue University, Indianapolis
    801 W. Michigan St.
    BS4073; Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
  • Federico Etro
    Department of Economics
    University of Florence
    V. Pandette 32, Florence, Italy, 50127

Book Review Editor

  • Michael Hutter
    WZB Berlin Social Science Center
    Reichpietschufer 50
    10785 Berlin, Germany

Editorial Board

  • Orley Ashenfelter
    Industrial Relations Sector, Princeton University, USA
  • Darlene C. Chisholm
    Suffolk University, USA
  • Alan Collins
    Nottingham Trent University, UK
  • Gillian Doyle
    University of Glasgow, UK
  • Victor Fernandez-Blanco
    Universidad de Oviedo, Spain
  • Bruno S. Frey
    University of Basel, Switzerland
  • Bruno Heyndels
    Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Belgium
  • Jordi McKenzie
    Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
  • Douglas Noonan
    Indiana University Public Policy Institute, Indianapolis, USA
  • S. Abraham Ravid
    Yeshiva University, New York, USA
  • Michael J. Rushton
    Indiana University, USA
  • Bruce Seaman
    Georgia State University, Atlanta, USA
  • Jen Snowball
    Rhodes University, South Africa
  • David Throsby
    Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
  • Ruth Towse
    Bournemouth University, UK
  • Patrick Waelbroeck
    Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Telecommunications, Paris, France
  • David Walls
    University of Calgary, Canada