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Teaching Cultural Economics.

Towse, R., 2020. Teaching Cultural Economics. In: Bille, T., Mignosa, A. and Towse, R., eds. Teaching Cultural Economics. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 3-9.

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DOI: 10.4337/9781788970747.00008


The author lays out her journey to specialization in cultural economics from her school days to the present. Along the way, she was involved in setting up the Master’s degree in Cultural Economics and Cultural Entrepreneurship at Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), where she taught courses in cultural economics and economics creative industries for a number of years. Within cultural economics, she specializes in the economics of copyright and was involved in the development of the Society for Economic Research on Copyright Issues (SERCI). The main focus of her work has been on artists’ labour markets and the role of copyright in paying creators and performers. In her long career, Ruth Towse has taught economics on a variety of courses, always in the belief that its application, both theoretical and empirical, illuminates policy issues even in the cultural arena, which is often regarded in some sense above economics. Her work and that of other cultural economists has repeatedly shown how it does so.

Item Type:Book Section
ISBN:9781788970747, 1788970748
Additional Information:This is a draft chapter. The final version is available in Teaching Cultural Economics (Elgar Guides to Teaching) edited by Trine Bille, Anna Mignosa, and Ruth Towse published in 2020. Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd The material cannot be used for any other purpose without further permission of the publisher, and is for private use only.
Uncontrolled Keywords:Business & Economics
Group:Faculty of Media & Communication
ID Code:38701
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:08 Feb 2024 16:13
Last Modified:08 Feb 2024 16:13


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