ThrosbyDavid Throsby holds Bachelors and Masters degrees from the University of Sydney, and a PhD in Economics from the London School of Economics. He has been Professor of Economics at Macquarie University in Sydney since 1974. He has been a consultant to the World Bank, the OECD, FAO and UNESCO, as well as many government organisations and private firms. In 1990-1992 he chaired three of the Prime Minister's Working Groups on Ecologically Sustainable Development. In 2008 Professor Throsby was selected to take part in the Prime Minister's Australia 2020 Summit as a participant on the Towards a Creative Australia panel. Professor Throsby is a member of the Experts Committee for drafting the UN Convention on Cultural Diversity (2003-04) UNESCO. He has held numerous positions on Boards and Committees, including President of the NSW Branches of the Australian Agricultural Economics Society and the Economic Society of Australia, President of the Association for Cultural Economics International, and Foundation Chair of the National Association for the Visual Arts. He has served on the Boards of the Australian Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Copyright Agency Limited and VISCOPY.

He is also currently a member of the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Cultural Economics, the International Journal of Cultural Policy, Poetics, and the Pacific Economic Bulletin.



Allen John Scott is a professor of geography and public policy at UCLA.

Allen J. Scott was born in Liverpool, England in 1938 and graduated from Oxford University in 1961. He holds a Ph.D. degree from Northwestern University (1965). He has taught at the University of Pennsylvania, University College London, Toronto University, University of Paris, University of Hong Kong, and since 1981 at the University of California - Los Angeles where he is distinguished professor with joint appointments in the Department of Public Policy and the Department of Geography.


PrattAndy C Pratt is Professor of Culture, Media and Economy in the Centre for Culture, Media and Creative industries Research at Kings College London. His current research interests concern all aspects of the cultural economy: from ideas through production, distribution, consumption and reflection/knowledge.  He’s interested in questions of policy, work, regulation and organisation. He researches these in the context of urbanisation, internationalisation and trans-localism. He has worked, amongst others, as a consultant or advisor for the London Development Agency, South East Development Agency, the Arts Council, the Department of Culture, Media and Sport, Department of Trade and Industry, NESTA. Outside the UK: Hong Kong SAR, Barcelona, Catalunya, Bilbao; the EU, UNESCO, and UNCTAD.


GreffeXavier Greffe is Professor of Economics at the University Paris I - Sorbonne where he manages the PhD program in Economics, after having taught in Algiers, Los Angeles (UCLA), Poitiers and Orléans where he was Rector. He was in 2006 and 2007 Visiting Professor at the Graduate Research Institute for Policy Studies, in Tokyo.For twelve years he worked with the French administration, where he was Director of New Technologies in the Department of National Education, and Director of Training and Apprenticeship in the Department of Labour and Employment. He is a consultant for the European Union Commission, where he has managed the Local Employment Development Action Program (LEDA) between 1995 and 2000, and the OECD, where he is currently serving on the Trento Scientific Committee on Local Governance.




Michele Trimarchi, PhD, is Professor of Economic Analysis of Law (Catanzaro) and also teaches Cultural Economics (Bologna). Michele is a member of the executive board of ICR-ICOM, of the scientific committee of Tafter Journal, and of the editorial advisory board of Creative Industries Journal.



Silvana Dalmazzone, is Assistant Professor of Economic Policy, Department of Economics University of Turin. Postdoctoral research yellow into Environment Department, University of York (UK), (1998 -2000), Lecturer (Mathematical Methods), Environment Department, University of York (1999 – 2000). D.Phil. In Environmental Economics and Environmental Management (1999), University of York (UK), Master of Science in Economics (July 1993), CORIPE, Torino (Italy). Environmental and resource economics.  Efficiency and sustainability in natural resource use. Ecological  resilience. Economics of biodiversity loss. EU environmental policy. Decentralization and the environment. Environmental evaluation.  Indicators of sustainability.  Economic growth, trade and the environment. Political Economy. Economic analysis of complex social issues and of government behaviour.


Do Tommaso

Maria Laura Di Tommaso, Associate Professor in Economics, Faculty of Political Science, University of Torino, Italy. Lecture courses: Quantitative Methods for Social Sciences, Gender and Poverty, Microeconomics.

M.Sc. in Economics, Department of Economics and Related Studies of the University of York, 1992, Doctorate in Economic Sciences, University of Rome “ La Sapienza”, January 1997. Member of the Editorial Board of the journal Feminist Economics. Scientific advisor for the Ragnar Frisch Centre for Economic Research, Oslo, Norway.



Pierre-Jean Benghozi is Research Director at the National Centre for Scientific Resarch (CNRS). In Ecole polytechnique (Paris, France) he is running the Research Unit in Economics and Management and in charge of the “Orange” Chair dedicated to Innovation and Regulation in Digital Services. He developed a research group on Information Technology, Telecommunications, Media and Culture. His current projects draw attention to adoption and uses of ITC in large organizations, structuring of e- commerce and ITC-supported markets and supply chains.  Publishes on these topics in French and English. He teaches regularly at Paris University and is frequently requested as an expert by public bodies and private firms.


guidoguerzoniGuido Guerzoni holds a Degree in Business Administration from Università Bocconi. PhD in Economic and Social History, Università Bocconi (1996).

Researcher in Economic History. Teaches at SDA Bocconi. Since 1996 he has taught courses and seminars in several Bocconi degree programs, in particular within the Bachelor of Economics and Management of Arts, Culture and Communication and the Master of Science in Economics and Management of Arts, Culture, Media and Entertainment. He collaborates with ASK (Art, Science, Knowledge) research center. He was Research Fellow at the University of Sussex (2001-2003), won the Research Rellowship for the Getty Institute Research Center of Los Angeles (2003-2004), and was Deborah Loeb Brice Fellow at I Tatti, The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies (2003-2004). Since 2005, he has collaborated with the Research Department of Victoria and Albert Museum of London, where he is invited as Visiting Professor for academic year 2008-2008. He is contributor to il Sole24Ore financial daily and il Giornale dell'Arte art journal.

Christian Barrère


Christian Barrère is professor of economics at the University of Reims, France and director of the research center Organisations Marchandes et Institutions (OMI).


BenhamouFrançoise Benhamou is an economist, professor at the University of Paris XIII French and columnist, specializing in the economics of culture and media.

Elected Member (alternate) to the CA Foundation Campus Condorcet, Expert at the UNESCO Member of the National Economists Club Member of the Scientific Council of the National Heritage Institute, Paris President of CIRA (Association for Cultural Economics International) Member of Editorial Board of Esprit Member of Editorial Board bibliodiversity of the journal (s) Member of the Policy Board of the Foundation Jean Jaures, Member of the Board of Directors of the Observatory of Cultural Policies of Grenoble, Member of the Board of Directors of Musee du Louvre, Member of Scientific Committee of Culture and sustainable development, Musee d'Orsay, Paris.Member of Program Advisory Committee of the chain ARTE (Chair 2007-2008) Board Member Orientation of the NFA (National Centre for Variety)



Sergio Scamuzzi, Professor of Sociology at the Faculty of Literature and Philosophy, University of Turin. There he teaches Methodology and Techniques of Social Research in Communication Science degree and the 2001-2 Economic Sociology and Sociology of the degree of communication for institutions and businesses. He is member of the Department of Social Sciences since its foundation. Director of the UNESCO Chair in “Sustainable Development and Territory Management”



Antonio Paolo Russo is professor in tourism at Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Department of Geography and Director of the Science perk of Tourism and Leisure in Vila-seca. He also collaborates with EURICUR (European institute of Comparative Urban Research) at the Erasmus University Rotterdam, where he has received his Ph.D. in Economics at the Tinbergen Institute in 2002. Previous appointments were at Universitat Autònoma Barcelona (visiting researcher) and at IULM University Milan (lecturer in Cultural Policy). As a consultant, he has collaborated with various international organisations, such as the International Centre for Art Economics, the Foundation ENI Enrico Mattei, UNESCO, and the Latin American Development Bank. His research interests range from tourism and regional studies to cultural economics.


GoversRobert Govers is currently serving as Adjunct Associate Professor, holding the Visit Flanders Chair in Tourism Management on the Master in Tourism programme of the Consortium University of Leuven, Belgium, where he was also Project Manager at the Flemish Centre for Tourism Policy Studies. Besides this he is a visiting faculty and consultant and works with The Hotel School The Hague, Rotterdam School of Management, IULM University in Milan and several institutes in Dubai. Prior to his return to the Benelux, Robert worked in Dubai as a senior lecturer in tourism and marketing for four years, including two years at the Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management. Together with Prof. Dr. Frank Go he is the author of: Place Branding: Glocal, virtual and physical, identities constructed, perceived and experienced (2009, Palgrave). He also co-authored several journal articles and conference papers in the field of place branding, tourism, hospitality and quality management, e-commerce in tourism and tourism research and marketing. As a project manager, Robert has been involved in many consultancy projects for reputable organisations such as IATA, the European Commission, the Flemish Government and various Dutch ministries and tourism promotion boards. Robert started his teaching career as a visiting lecturer at the Witwatersrand Technikon Johannesburg (RSA) and as a Research Associate for the Centre for Tourism Management at the Rotterdam School of Management. He has taught courses on place branding, marketing, services marketing, strategic services marketing, and research methods.



Marco Venturello Born in Turin on April 30, 1968, he graduated in law in 1994 at the University of Turin. He played in the profession as a consultant to a company's patent and trademark agents, with offices in Turin, Milan, Rome and Bologna. Finally, he served his professional career as a collaborator in the department of industrial and intellectual property of one of the most important Anglo-Saxon law firms. In 2003 he was included in the list of arbitrators of the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture of Turin. Attend Task Force of the International Chamber of Commerce of Paris, for the preparation of a model contract for the transfer of technology and a model of brand licensing agreement.


MarelliMassimo Marrelli was born in Cosenza in 1945 and graduated in law at the Sapienza University of Rome in 1969.Yellow Research has been with the Department of Economics at the University of California at Berkeley, in 1973-74, Visiting Professor of Economics at the University of York in 1985 and 1990, Director of DISEP at the University of Naples Federico II. He is a full professor since 1979 and from 1980 taught at the Faculty of Economics at the Federico II. He has already covered the positions of Director of the Department of Theory and History of the Public from 1989 to 1992, dean of the Faculty of Economics from 1999 to 2005, chairman of the Joint Human Sciences from 2006 to present. Since 2000 he is president of the Italian Society of Public Economics. Since June 2010 the Rector of the University Federico II of Naples.


SignorelloGiovanni Signorello Professor at University of Catania and scientific coordinator of the Environmental Valuation Laboratory (ENVALAB). He is also member of the University Centre for the Conservation and Management of Natural Areas and Agro-ecosystems (CUTGANA). His research focuses on nonmarket valuation of environmental and cultural goods, cost-benefit analysis, natural resource damage assessment, economics of ecosystems and biodiversity, landscape economics, sustainable use of renewable natural resources and protected areas, and valuation of global warming effects on agro-ecosystems, benefit-cost analysis, and landscape economics. He is member of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economics (AERE), the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economic (EAERE), the International Society for Ecological Economics (ISEE), the European Society for Ecological Economics (ESEE), the Agricultural & Applied Economic Association (AAEA), dell’European Association of Agricultural Economists (EAAE), the Società Italiana di Economia Agraria (SIDEA), and member of the scientific board of the Centro Studi di Estimo e di Economia Territoriale (CeSET).


KakiuchiEmiko Kakiuchi Master of Economics, Sydney University, Ph.D. in urban planning, University of Tokyo  Professor, GRIPS, Director of the Cultural Policy Program.

Dr. Kakiuchi has working experience in various positions in the Japanese government and international organizations, such as the Institutional Relations Officer of the United Nations University and the Inspector General’s office of the Ministry of Education(1999-2001), the Director of the Cultural Policy Planning Office of the Agency for Cultural Affairs (1996-1999) , and as Researcher of the Standing Committee on Education of the House of Representatives of the Japanese Parliament (1989-1991). She also has teaching experience in several universities in Japan and overseas.


Bigio Anthony Gad Bigio, an Italian and British national, is a Senior Urban Specialist with the Sustainable Development Department, Middle East and North Africa Region of the World Bank, which he joined in 1994. He is currently in charge of a two-year regional study on the vulnerability to climate change and preparedness to natural disasters of the coastal cities of North Africa, and is advising various Governments in the Mediterranean region on issues of climate-resilient urban development, including issues of urban energy efficiency, urban form and building envelopes. As a Co-coordinator of the Thematic Group on Urban Environment and Climate Change, he contributes to the World Bank's policy work in this field. Previously, he has created and managed the Clean Air Initiative in Latin American cities, a partnership programme on urban air quality management. Tony is currently in charge of urban investment operations in urban infrastructure, housing and slum upgrading, disaster reconstruction, urban poverty reduction, and the conservation of historic cities in developing countries. He holds a master's degree (summa cum laude) in architecture and planning from the University of Rome (Italy). Before joining the World Bank, he was the owner


SpazianteAgata SPAZIANTE Professor of urban planning and technology, conducts research at the Department Inter Territory (DITER) of Politecnico di Torino on Strategic Planning, VAS, disposal of industrial processes. One teaches in the Faculty of the Politecnico di Torino, for Master of Turin, Piacenza, Padua, Paris and Madrid. E 'DITER Director, Chairman of the Scientific Committee of CSI-Piemonte, a member of the Executive Council of the High Polytechnic School (ASP) and the College faculty of the Ph.D. in Environment and Territory


Gambino2Roberto GAMBINO Professor of urban design at the Politecnico di Torino, director of the European Centre for Documentation on the planning of parks, coordinator of research at various national and European level on the conservation of natural and cultural heritage and numerous urban planning, landscape and natural parks. He works also as advisor for IUCN in the evaluations for the WH list nomination.

RösslerMechtild Rössler has a MA (1984) in cultural geography from Freiburg University (Germany) and a Ph.D. (1988) from the Faculty for Earth Sciences, University of Hamburg.
She did her PhD on the history of planning and geography 1933 to 1945 and joined the CNRS at the research centre of the Cité des science et de l’industrie, La Villette, Paris, prior to teaching at the University of California at Berkeley. She works in UNESCO since 1991 (Division for Ecological Sciences, UNESCO World Heritage Centre) and is currently Chief the Europe and North America Section at the World Heritage Centre. She specialized in nature/culture interactions, cultural landscape issues and theoretical concepts of heritage conservation.
She organized many international expert meetings on heritage conservation and continues to teach (Technical University of Cottbus, Germany) and to write, most recently on the history of World Heritage. She has published 7 books, more than 50 articles, and contributes to the editorial board of three international journals.


CooperIan Cooper is a partner in Eclipse Research Consultants, founded in 1984 and based in Cambridge, England. Unusually for an architect, he has spent his working life not as a practitioner, but as a researcher - first in academia and for the last 22 years in the private sector as an independent research consultant. Over the past thirty years, he has developed expertise in the design, management, monitoring and impact assessment of research projects, especially those relating to the built environment and sustainable development issues. He has worked extensively on information and technology transfer and change management issues within the construction industry and beyond. Over the past ten years, he has been employed as a workshop designer and facilitator, for strategic forward planning, envisioning and stakeholder dialogue exercises, and as a set advisor for action learning. Ian was a founding co-director of SURF - the University of Salford's cross-disciplinary Centre for Sustainable Urban and Regional Futures. He continues to work closely with the University's School of Construction and Property Management on its EU-funded research on sustainable urban development. Last year, he completed, on behalf of CABE and the RIBA under their Building Futures strategic alliance, a case study of urban regeneration and neighbourhood renewal in the north and south of England. This resulted a card-based game for involving stakeholders in Urban Futures simultaneously launched at CABE Urban Design Summer School 2005 and the RIBA's 2005 Annual Conference. In 2006 he completed a survey for the East of England Sustainable Construction Task Group and Constructing Excellence, jointly sponsored by the Sustainable Development Round Table and the Sustainability Forum, of the ‘readiness’ of the construction industry in the East of England to help make the region more sustainable.


LombardiPatrizia Lombardi (PhD at University of Salford) is Head of the Interuniversity Department of Regional and Urban Studies & Planning, Professor of Economic and Planning Evaluation at Politecnico di Torino and Vice-President of the Alumni Association. She is an established figure in the field of evaluating sustainable development for over 20 years, publishing widely in the subject area and coordinating, or serving as lead partner, in a number of Pan-European Projects. She is member of the G8 University Council and of several International Scientific Committees on smart cities, e-governance and cultural heritage. Recently, she has become member of the Scientific Board of CSI-Consortium for Information Systems of the Piemonte Region. She is also member of the Editorial Board of both “Intelligent Building International Journal” (Earthscan) and “Territori” (Compositori Editrice).



re2 Alessio RE Architect, PhD in Restoration and conservation of architectural heritage and landscape (2005), MA in Cultural projects for development (2008), Specialization School in Architectural heritage and landscape (2008), is currently tutor of the international master World Heritage at work. He has a number of participations in conferences, researches and scientific publications on the topic of conservation and management of cultural heritage. He works with SiTI on projects relating to the nomination, management and monitoring of sites inscribed into the UNESCO World Heritage List.


Segre2Giovanna Segre (PhD in European Economic Studies, University of Torino), is Associate Professor of Political Economy at the Iuav University of Venice. She also teaches Cultural Economics at the School of Economics of the University of Torino. She is Director for Training Activities at CSS (Centro Studi Silvia Santagata) and research fellow of EBLA CENTER (International Center for Research on the Economics of Culture, Institutions, and Creativity) at University of Torino. She wrote extensively on welfare economics and cultural economics related topics, and she is member of the scientific committee of Tafter Journal and columnist of Il Giornale dell’Arte, Umberto Allemandi & Co. Publishing.


Tomlinson2Peter Tomlinson has twenty-four years’ experience in the field of enterprise development, including long-term projects in Latin America, the Caribbean and the South Pacific. Since 1999, he manages the Enterprise, Microfinance and Local Development Technical Programme for the ILO's International Training centre in Turin. He specializes in entrepreneurship, value chains, microfinance, business development services, enterprise restructuring and creating an enabling business environment for small enterprises. He holds a Master’s degree in development administration and planning from Bristol University (1995), a degree in economics and accounting (1975) and is a chartered accountant (1978). He has also worked extensively on enterprise development projects for the International Labour Organization, the European Commission and the UK’s Department for International Development in 75 countries.



Aldo BuzioAldo Buzio PHD in Cultural Heritage at the Politecnico di Torino, MA in Communication Sciences and post graduate in Cultural Projects for Development. Tutor for the Master World Heritage at Work, researcher in the field of cultural economics and lecturer in various post graduate courses. He collaborated in the realization of cultural projects and events for various institutions.


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