First Academic Seminar on Art Economics: call for papers launched

The purpose of the event is to provide a discussion space for art market academics, researchers and professionals, promoting and disseminating scientific and applied research related to art market economics.
17 May 2023
First Academic Seminar on Art Economics: call for papers launched

Fundação Getulio Vargas’ Sao Paulo School of Economics (FGV EESP) has launched a call for papers for the First Academic Seminar on Art Economics, which will take place on September 21, 2023 in Sao Paulo.

The purpose of the event is to provide a discussion space for art market academics, researchers and professionals, promoting and disseminating scientific and applied research related to art market economics.

Art economics and FGV Invest

Art economics belongs to the field of cultural economics and, since the 1980s, it has been studying economic data on the creation, distribution and consumption of works of art, literature and other creative products.

It also analyzes the behavior of producers, buyers, governments, distributors, investors and other agents in the art market, as well as the inclusion of this asset class in diversified investment portfolios. To do this, art economics uses economic and econometric analysis. Study of the art market should not be confused with study of the cultural industry in general, which also includes cinema, television and mass publications.

The FGV Invest Art Market Economics Study Group has been meeting since 2016 at the FGV Invest Center at Fundação Getulio Vargas’ Sao Paulo School of Economics with the aim of examining academic papers, books, reports and other publications focused on this subject, as well as the role of esthetics and the arts in the economy. The study group features a variety of art market stakeholders, such as researchers, collectors and, above all, FGV professors and students (undergraduate, master’s and doctoral).

Instructions for submitting abstracts

  • Authors should email the abstract of their empirical or theoretical paper, in Word or PDF format, together with their resume, to no later than 11:59 pm on June 30, 2023.
  • Each abstract must not exceed 1,000 words and its structure must include the study’s objective, methodology and main results obtained or expected.
  • The abstracts must also include the title and full name(s) of the author(s), related institution (university, institute, research center, public or private organization, etc.), address, country, email address and research topic.
  • The abstracts may be written in Portuguese or English. (Subsequently, at the seminar, the papers may be presented in Portuguese, English or Spanish.)
  • All abstracts will undergo a rigorous peer review process to ensure the highest quality and relevance to the seminar’s theme.
  • The main authors will be told whether their works were accepted or rejected via email by July 30, 2023.

Instructions for submitting final paper

Final papers must have been written recently by the main author or authors, and they must be in Word or PDF format. They may not exceed 10,000 words, including references, figures and tables, and they must follow ABNT standards, with Arial 12 font and 1.5 line spacing.

They must be emailed to no later than August 30, 2023, together with a PowerPoint presentation for the academic event. The PowerPoint presentation may be altered and sent again closer to the date of the event.


  • Submission of abstracts in Word or PDF format: June 30, 2023
  • Notification of accepted papers: July 30, 2023
  • Submission of final papers in Word or PDF format: August 30, 2023
  • Submission of PowerPoint presentations: August 30, 2023
  • Seminar: September 21, 2023
  • Period for signing up to watch the event: June 1, 2023 to August 30, 2023

Possible topics (although you are not limited to them)

  • The role of art as an asset class in a diversified investment portfolio
  • Behavioral economics applied to the art market
  • Analysis of art market facts and figures
  • The impact of political and economic incentives on artistic innovation, the market and institutions
  • Law as a creator of possibilities and promoter for the art market
  • Art market dynamics, including pricing, auctions and investments
  • The role of cultural institutions in promoting the art market and cultural heritage
  • The social and economic value of art, including its contribution to human well-being, community development and social justice
  • Challenges and opportunities involving digitization and globalization for art and its markets
  • The economic relationship between art and other industries
  • The relationship between art markets and the evolution of art history
  • The impact of socioeconomic and institutional factors on artistic innovations
  • Art supply and demand in different periods and places
  • Art pricing and artists’ careers
  • Market failures in the art economy: imperfect competition, asymmetric information, externalities and/or public goods
  • Art pricing and informational efficiency
  • Impact of laws and regulations on the art market
  • The economics of art creation, trading and collecting
  • Financial and contractual aspects between artists and patrons
  • Quantitative approaches to historical art issues
  • Local or regional aspects of the development and structure of the Brazilian art market
  • Finance in art
  • The impact of authenticity on the value of artworks
  • Funding of museums and artistic institutions
  • Effects of globalization on the Brazilian art market
  • Market development, internationalization and exports of Brazilian art
  • Brazilian art market, system and agents
  • Impact of economic, political and health crises on the art market
  • Impacts of wars on the art market


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