18th International Conference of the ACEI

The Association for Cultural Economics International (ACEI) invites you to attend its 18th international conference on cultural economics to be held at the University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM). The local organizer of the conference is ESG UQAM.

Conference dates are Tuesday June 24 to Friday June 27, 2014.

ACEI 2014 conference website.

Deadline for provision of complete drafts of accepted papers: June 1, 2014

The International Conference will feature a program of invited plenary sessions grouped around the theme of Connecting Conversations. Researchers in other fields, as well as representatives of the cultural sector, such as arts administrators and government officials, will be invited to share their research and findings on the interactions between the practices of the cultural sector and economic analysis.

All scholars, business practitioners, consultants and policy-maker with an interest on the economics of culture and the creative industries are encouraged to attend ACEI conferences.

Young Researchers Workshop Call for Participants

    A workshop for young researchers will take place on the 24th of June 2014, just ahead of the commencement of 18th biennial conference of the Association for Cultural Economics International (ACEI) to be hosted at ESG UQAM in Montreal, Canada.

    The workshop provides an opportunity for conference delegates who are graduate students (at masters and PhD level) to discuss their dissertations, publication plans and job market issues amongst themselves and with other more experienced scholars who share an interest in questions surrounding economic aspects of culture.

YRW Call for Participants

ACEI 2016

La Universidad de Valladolid (Spain) has been formally invited to organize the 2016 conference.

Prizes and Honours

The ACEI awards regular prizes and creates Honorary Fellows from time to time.

The Presidents' Prize

This prize is awarded to the best paper in the judgement of a Committee consisting of the President, Past President and President-Elect that is presented at the biennial conference by a PhD or other postgraduate student. The prize includes: an announcement of the winner in the Journal of Cultural Economics (JCE) and other academic journals; a waiver of conference registration and conference banquet fees for the next conference; and an expedited process for refereeing the winning paper for possible publication in the JCE. The winner is announced at the ACEI's General Meeting during the conference.

The Pommerehne Prize

The prize is awarded to the paper published in the Journal of Cultural Economics in the 2 volumes preceding the biennial conference that is judged to be best. The winner receives a prize of US$1,000. The procedures are currently under review.

Previous conference information

The Association holds an international conference every two years.

The 17th International Conference of ACEI was held in Kyoto, Japan, June 21-24 2012. The local organizers of the conference were Doshisha University and Japan Association for Cultural Economics.

The 16th International Conference of ACEI was held at the Copenhagen Business School, Denmark, June 10-12 2010. The local organizers of the conference were Copenhagen Business School, Institute of Innovation and Organizational Economics, and the University of Copenhagen, Department of Economics.

See History page for details of previous prize winners, workshops and symposia.