David Throsby to keynote the 2019 ENCATC Congress

David Throsby to keynote the 2019 ENCATC Congress

ENCATC is honoured to announce David Throsby, Distinguished Professor of Economics at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia will join us to be the keynote speaker at the 2019 ENCATC Congress on Cultural Management and Policy (2-5 October). 

On 3 October in Dijon, France, David Throsby will share his critical reflection on the role of culture in sustainable development and the 2019 Congress theme “Diversity and sustainability at work. Policies and practices from culture and education. An engaging debate will follow with experts and the international Congress participants who are academics, researchers, educators, trainers, cultural practitioners, artists, and policy makers from Europe and beyond. 

David Throsby is internationally known for his research and his many publications on the economics of art and culture. A distinguished professor in the Department of Economics, at Macquarie University, Sydney, Throsby holds Bachelor and Master of Science degrees from the University of Sydney and a PhD in Economics from the London School of Economics.

He has been a consultant to a number of national and international organisations including Sydney's Museum of Contemporary Art, the Australian Museum, the Copyright Agency Limited, and VISCOPY. At an international level, he has been a consultant at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), UNESCO, The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and the World Bank.

He is a member of several Editorial Boards, including the Journal of Cultural Economics, the International Journal of Cultural Policy, Poetics, the Asia Pacific Journal of Arts and Cultural Management, and the Journal of Cultural Property.

He is the former president of the New South Wales branches of the Australian Agricultural Economics Society and the Economic Society of Australia, the Association for Cultural Economics International (ACEI), and was Foundation Chair of the National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA).

Amongst his research interests, we find the role of culture in economic development, the economic situation of individual artists, the economics of the performing arts, the creative industries, heritage economics, and the relationship between cultural and economic policy.

Read more about David Throsby in our profile on the /encatcSCHOLAR for lifelong learning on policies and cultural management, issue #03.

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