Journal of Cultural Economics


The Journal of Cultural Economics published by Springer Verlag, is recognised as the official journal for the Association for Cultural Economics International.

Papers published in the journal apply economic analysis to a range of creative and performing arts as well heritage and cultural industries, whether publicly or privately funded. The journal also explores the economic organization of the cultural sector and the behavior of producers, consumers, and governments operating within the 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.

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Authors wishing to submit papers to the journal are encouraged to review the aims and scope of the journal and follow the instructions to submit a manuscript.

Current Editors


  • Douglas S. Noonan
  • Co-Editor
  • O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs
  • Indiana University – Purdue University, Indianapolis
  • Federico Etro
  • Co-Editor
  • Department of Economics
  • University of Florence
  • Bronwyn Coate
  • Book Review Editor
  • School of Economics, Finance and Marketing
  • RMIT University

Editorial Board and Honorary Editorial Board Members

The current members of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Cultural Economics are:

Simon AndersonUniversity of Virginia, USA
Karol J. BorowieckiUniversity of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Samuel CameronUniversity of Bradford, UK
Pascal CourtyUniversity of Victoria, Canada
Ricard GilQueens University in Kingston, Canada
William GoetzmannYale University, USA
Kazuko GotoSetsunan University, Osaka, Japan
Christian HandkeErasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands
Ana Flávia MachadoFederal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Silvia MarchesiUniversity of Milan Bicocca, Italy
Kim OosterlinckUniversité Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Abraham RavidYeshiva University, USA
Ilde RizzoUniversity of Catania, Italy
Christophe SpaenjersHEC Paris, France
Joel WaldfogelUniversity of Minnesota, USA

In addition to the Editorial Board, the Journal recognises the following Honorary Editorial Board members

Orley AshenfelterPrinceton University, USA
Bruno FreyUniversity of Zurich, Switzerland
David GalensonUniversity of Chicago, USA
Victor GinsburghUniversité Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Kathryn GraddyBrandeis University, USA
David ThrosbyMacquarie University, Australia