History

In 1973, Professor William Hendon of the University of Akron, Ohio, founded the Journal of Cultural Economics and he organized the first international conference on cultural economics, at Edinburgh in 1979. He also started an Association for Cultural Economics (ACE) that held conferences in collaboration with host organizations in Maastricht, Netherlands (1982), Akron, Ohio, USA (1984), Avignon, France (1986), Ottawa, Canada (1988), Umea, Sweden (1990) and Fort Worth, Texas, USA (1992). In 1993, the ACE was transformed into the presently organized ACEI as a membership society with the election for officers and the adoption of the constitution.

Later that year, the ACEI entered into an agreement with Kluwer Academic Publishers, which had acquired the Journal of Cultural Economics from Professor Hendon, under which the Journal became the official journal of the Association. Kluwer was taken over by Springer in 2005.

Prizes and honours

Previous winners of the Pommerehne Prize

2012
"The impact of the Droit de Suite in the UK: an empirical analysis," Chanont Banternghansa & Kathryn Graddy. Vol. 35, no. 2, May 2011
"Product Differentiation and Film-programming Choice: Do First-run Movie Theatres Show the Same Films?," Darlene C. Chisholm, Margaret S. McMillan & George Norman . Vol. 34, no. 2, May 2012
2010
"Art versus Commerce in the Movie Industry: A Two-Path Model of Motion Picture Success," Morris Holbrook & Michela Addis. Vol. 32, no. 2, June 2008
2008
"Distributors and Film Critics: Does it Take Two to Tango?," S. Abraham Ravid, John K. Wald & Suman Basuroy. Vol. 30, no. 3, December 2006
2006
"Employing Travel Time to Compare the Value of Competing Cultural Organizations," Jaap Boter, Jan Rouwendal & Michel Wedel, Vol. 29, no. 1, February 2005
2004
"Using Stated-Preference Questions to Investigate Variations in Willingness to Pay for Preserving Marble Monuments: Classic Heterogeneity, Random Parameters, and Mixture Models", Edward Morey & Kathleen Greer Rossmann. Vol. 27, no. 3-4, November 2003
2002
"Efficiency and Inefficiency in the Ranking in Competitions: the Case of the Queen Elisabeth Music Contest," Herbert Glejser & Bruno Heyndels. Vol. 25, no. 2, May 2001

Previous winners of the Presidents’ Prize

2012
"The Effects of Culture on Firm Risk-Taking: A Cross-Country and Cross-Industry Analysis", Roxana Mihet (University of Oxford)
2010
"Clustering does Not Always Benefit the Artistic Output: New Evidence for Classical Composers", Karol Jan Borowiecki (Trinity College, Dublin)
2008
"Estimation of Demand Function for German Public Theatre: The Importance of Allocation of Leisure Time and Quality Factors for the Consumption of Performing Arts", Marta Zieba (Trinity College, Dublin)
2006
"The Sales Effect of Word of Mouth: A Model for Creative Goods and Estimates for Novels", Jonathan Beck (Wissenschaftzentrum Berlin, Humboldt University)
2004
"Art for the Masses? Justification for the Public Support of the Arts in Developing Countries: Arts Festivals in South Africa", Jeanette Snowball (Rhodes University, South Africa)
2002
"De Re Coquinaria: The Recipe for Success in French Gastronomy, Does Creativity Matter?", Veronique Chossat (University of Rheims) and Olivier Gergaud (University of Rheims and University of Paris-I)
2000
"The Determinants of Artistic Innovation: Bringing in the Role of Organizations", Xavier Castañer (University of Minnesota, USA) and Lorenzo Campos (iSOCO, Barcelona, Spain).

Previous conferences

The ACEI has organized plenary conferences biennially and occasional workshops and symposia. Papers from these meetings have often been published in the Journal of Cultural Economics (JCE); for some, a book has also been edited by the conference organiser(s).


2010
16th ACEI International Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark.
(papers available on www.acei2010.com )
2008
15th ACEI International Conference, Boston, USA.
2006
14th ACEI International Conference, Vienna, Austria.
2004
13th ACEI International Conference, Chicago, USA.
2002
12th ACEI International Conference, Rotterdam, Netherlands
(plenary papers published in Ginsburgh, V. (ed) 2004. Economics of the Arts and Culture, Elsevier. Conference papers available from Theresa Oostvogels, oostvogels@fhk.eur.nl).
2000
11th ACEI International Conference, Minneapolis, USA
(plenary papers published in JCE, vol. 25, no.4, 2001).
1998
10th ACEI International Conference, Barcelona, Spain
(plenary papers published in JCE, vol 23 nos.1-2, 1999).
1996
9th ACEI International Conference, Boston, USA
(plenary papers published in JCE, vol 20 no.3, 1996).
1994
8th ACEI International Conference, Witten/Herdecke, Germany

Previous workshops and symposia

2007
ACEI co-sponsored the Third European Workshop on Applied Cultural Economics, 14-16 June 2007, in Oviedo, Spain (for information contact Professor Roberto Zanola).
2000
ACEI co-sponsored the International Conference on Copyright and Cultural Industries with Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands (papers published in Towse, R. (ed) 2002. Copyright in the Cultural Industries, Edward Elgar Publishing.
1999
ACEI co-sponsored with the Japanese Association of Cultural Economists, a. symposium ‘Artists' Career Development, Artists' Labour Markets Support and Policies for Artists’ in Tokyo. The papers are available in a proceedings volume.
1998
ACEI co-sponsored a weekend conference on the Economics of Museums with the Department of Economics at the University of Durham, UK. (Papers published in JCE vol 22. Nos.2-3, 1998).
1997
ACEI co-sponsored the Workshop on the Economics of Artists and Art Policy with the Arts Council of Finland in Helsinki, Finland. (Papers published in Heikkinen, M. and T. Koskinen, T. (eds.) 1998. Economics of Artists and Arts Policy, Arts Council of Finland, Helsinki.
1995
ACEI co-sponsored the International Symposium on Economic Perspectives of Cultural Heritage with the University of Catania, Italy. (Papers published in Hutter, M. and I. Rizzo (eds) 1997. Economic Perspectives on Cultural Heritage, Macmillan).