ⓘ David Throsby


ⓘ David Throsby

David Throsby AO is an Australian economist. He is especially well known as a cultural economist. His book Economics and Culture has become a standard reference work in the field. In addition to the performing arts, Throsbys research and writing has covered the economic role of artists, the economics of public intervention in arts markets, cultural development, cultural policy, heritage issues, and sustainability of cultural processes. He has also written extensively on the theory of public goods and the economics of higher education.


1. Biography

Throsby is a Distinguished Professor of Economics at Macquarie University, Sydney. As an undergraduate he studied at the University of Sydney and received his doctorate from the London School of Economics. He is a past-president of the Association for Cultural Economics International ACEI and Foundation Chair of the National Association for the Visual Arts. He is on the editorial boards of journals including the Journal of Cultural Economics and the International Journal of Cultural Policy and has served on the boards of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, The Australian Museum and the Copyright Agency Ltd. His survey of cultural economics in JEL has been frequently quoted since 1994. His most recent book is The Economics of Cultural Policy 2010.


2. Select Publications

  • Throsby, David and V. A. Ginsburgh eds. Handbook of the Economics of Art and Culture, Vol. 2, North-Holland, 2014.
  • Throsby, David. The Economics of Cultural Policy, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2010.
  • Throsby, David. Does Australia Need a Cultural Policy? Platform Paper No. 7, Currency Press, Sydney, 2006.
  • Throsby, David. "The Production and Consumption of the Arts: A View of Cultural Economics", Journal of Economic Literature, Vol. XXXII, 1994, pp. 1–29.
  • Throsby, David & Glen Withers. The Economics of the Performing Arts, Edward Arnold Australia, 1979, reprinted by Gregg Revivals, Hampshire, England, 1993.
  • Throsby, David. "The Concentric Circles Model of the Cultural Industries", Cultural Trends 17 3: 147-64. 2008.
  • Throsby, David. "The Political Economy of Art: Ruskin and contemporary cultural economics", History of Political Economy, 432: 275-294. 2011.
  • Throsby, David. Economics and Culture, Cambridge University Press, 2000.
  • Throsby, David and Michael Hutter eds. Beyond Price: Value in Culture, Economics and the Arts, Cambridge University Press, New York, 2008.
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