Cultural Economics Online Seminars

Upcoming Seminars


Seminar 22: Social values in cultural entrepreneurship: Theory & practice

Please join our next CEOS-Cultural Economics Online Seminar on Social values in cultural entrepreneurship: Theory & practice on on Tuesday 14 February at 5-6 am GMT.*

Next CEOS moves to Asia and the Pacific to combine economics, communication and practice of cultural entrepreneurship and its social significance. Juanie Walker, accompanied by Mrunmayee Mohan, will discuss how constitutive communication practices, such as social capital belonging and mutuality, leverage social capital rooted in traditional cultural values. Alex Yu-Yu Chang and Jason Potts will discuss how entrepreneurs transform cultural value into economic value from private cultural production and consumption through a shared experience.

Juanie Walker is Associate Professor of Communication at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. She studies the role of constitutive communication in scaling up social enterprises in India, Africa, and the United States.

With Heet Ghodasara, Juanie recently published in the Journal of Social Entrepreneurship “Transformational development and social capital: Jaipur Rugs and Gram Vikas on both sides of the threshold” (2021).

Mrunmayee Mohan is a Development Executive at Jaipur Rugs Foundation and a cultural entrepreneurship researcher and consultant, aiming to contribute to the development of the cultural wealth of India and make it a driver for social upliftment. A classical dancer, Mrunmayee is passionate about Indian culture wealth and its economic impact.

Alex Yu-Yu Chang is Associate Professor at the Institute of International Management and the Cross College Elite Program, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, Director of the Case Study and Development Center at NCKU College of Management, Executive Secretary of the Chinese Professional Management Association of Tainan City and Editor of the Journal of Business Economics and Management. Alex’s current research focuses on entrepreneurship, user innovation and innovation commons.

Jason Potts is an economist who specialises in evolutionary economics, innovation economics, crypto-economics and cultural economics. He is Distinguished Professor at RMIT, Director of the Blockchain Innovation Hub, C.I. For the ARC Centre of Excellence in Automated Decision Making and Society, and Editor of the Journal of Institutional Economics. Recent books include Cultural Science (with John Hartley), and Innovation Commons.

Alex and Jason with Hui-Yu Shih recently published in the Journal of Cultural Economics “The market for meaning: A new entrepreneurial approach to creative industries dynamics” (2021).

The seminar will be moderated by CEOS coordinator Elisabetta Lazzaro.

(*) Please notice the very early time GMT, given all speakers’ time zones.

About CEOS

The Cultural Economics Online Seminar (CEOS) series provides a forum to bring members of the ACEI community together to learn about the latest research taking place in the field. CEOS connects researchers worldwide to share their work in cultural economics and related areas.

The series features the latest research from emerging through to well established scholars from around the globe. Presentations showcase a wide variety of research within cultural economics broadly defined in terms of both topic and method.

Each seminar is conceived as a conversation between two (or more) keynote speakers on a current key issue, and corresponding methodological approaches, in cultural economics, in dialogue with other related disciplines (spanning management, political sciences, law, sociology, statistics, philosophy, arts, computer science, engineering, etc.), as well as practice.

Seminars take place live every other Tuesday (twice a month), usually at 9am or 3pm GMT (depending on speakers’ time zones) throughout most of the year.

Contributing to CEOS

If you are interested to present as part of the series please contact the lead organiser of the series Elisabetta Lazzaro outlining the details of your proposed presentation.

CEOS Organisational Committee

The CEOS Organisational Committee consists of:

Series Coordinator:

  • Elisabetta Lazzaro, University for the Creative Arts, United Kingdom

Special Session Coordinator:

  • Andrej Srakar, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Current members of the Advisory Committee are:

  • Ana Flávia Machado, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • Anna Mignosa, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands and University of Catania, Italy
  • Andrea Baldin, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
  • Douglas Noonan, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, United States of America
  • Erwin Dekker, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Jeanette Snowball, Rhodes University, South Africa
  • Karol Jan Borowiecki, Southern Denmark University, Odense, Denmark
  • Kazuko Goto, Setsunan University, Osaka, Japan
  • Ruth Rentschler, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia
  • Trine Bille, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark, President, ACEI

Previous Seminars

Recordings of former seminars are available to view through the CEOS YouTube Channel.

Seminar 21: Lockdown and cultural consumption in the UK: Comparing data and methodological approaches  (presented by Salvatore Di Novo, Giorgio Fazio, Tal Feder and Dave O’Brien)

Seminar 20: Violence, hate and local cultural participation (presented by Luisa Iachan, Paul Heritage, Daria Denti and Alessandro Crociata)

Seminar 19: Voting and song contests: Economics, law, history and practice (presented by Juan D. Moreno-Ternero and Dean Vuletic)

Seminar 18: International trade of music and cultural relations (presented by Yuki Takara and Guy Morrow)

Seminar 17: Artists’ labour markets and social protection (presented by Frederic De Wispelaere, Marco Rocca and Joanna Woronkowicz)

Seminar 16: Creative industries ecosystems in the Global South: Digitisation, innovation, and value chains  (presented by Jen Snowball and Sabine Ichikawa) 

Seminar 15: The art of crowdfunding arts and innovation: The cultural economic perspective (presented by Christian Handke and Carolina Dalla Chiesa)

Seminar 14: Four short presentations featuring up-and-coming young researchers.  Presentation 1: Is beauty defined by victors? An analysis of colonial sites of the UNESCO WHL, presented by Martina Dattilo. Presentation 2: Digital Art History: What can Auction Sales Data Tell Us About Collectors’ Preferences with Contemporary Art?, presented by Mike Bowman. Presentation 3: Intermediary Liability and Trade in Follow-on Innovation, presented by Matthias Sahli. Presentation 4: Incentivising ‘pirates’ to pay – An experiment with comic book readers, presented by Satia Rożynek

Seminar 13: Some economics of movie exhibition: increasing returns and Imax revenue premium (presented by Pascal Courty)

Seminar 12: Student loan debt and the career choices of college graduates with majors in the arts (presented by Richard Paulsen)

Seminar 11: Women artists: Gender, ethnicity, origin and contemporary prices (presented by Stephen Sheppard) 

Seminar 10: Cultural festivals in an era of the COVID19: New Research Agendas and Data Sources (Panel chair: Jen Snowball, with Panellists: Ian Woodward, Roberta Comunian and Delon Tarentaal)

Seminar 9: Street performers and payments in the online world (presented by Meg Elkins and Tim Fry, with discussants Karol Jan Borowiecki and Paul Watt)

Seminar 8: Do museums foster innovation through engagement with the cultural and creative industries? (presented by Chiara Dalle Nogare and Monika Murzyn)

Seminar 7: Music, networks and technology in urban outskirts: Technological impacts on rap production at south of São Paulo (presented by Rodrigo Cavalcante Michel)

Seminar 6: Estimating losses in cultural assets and cultural activities following the Fundão Dam rupture in Mariana, Minas Gerais, Brazil (presented by Nina Faria)

Seminar 5: On the road again: Live music in the digital age (presented by Christian Peukert)

Seminar 4: Ex-post econometric verification of the economic effects of the Venice carnival (presented by Andrej Srakar)

Seminar 3: Labour market and gender: Evidence from German visual artists (presented by Maria Marchenko and Hendrik Sonnabend)

Seminar: How did the art auction market react to Australian ‘Black art scandals’? (presented by Tim Fry)

Seminar 1: International perspectives on the impact of COVID-19 (presented by David Throsby, Jen Snowball and Enrico Bertacchini)