Karol Jan Borowiecki

Professor, Department of Business and Economics at University Of Southern Denmark

Karol Jan Borowiecki is Professor at the Department of Business and Economics at University of Southern Denmark. He holds a PhD in Economics from Trinity College Dublin and a PhD in Economic History from Lund University. His research interests are mainly in economic history and cultural economics, but most of his work touches also on urban economics (creative clusters) and labor economics (especially migration of creative people). He is fascinated by the historical incidence, development and long-term importance of cultural heritage and artistic activity in Europe. Among others, he has studied creative clusters of the past, migration of creative people and transmission of ideas. Karol is Executive Board Members of the Association of Cultural Economics International, founder and co-editor of EconomistsTalkArt.org, and guest editor at the Journal of Cultural Economics. He has been collaborating with or consulting, among others, the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (Nesta), The Arts Council England, The Ministry of Culture and Communication in France. His co-edited book Cultural Heritage in a Changing World (downloaded >260k times) influences cultural managers and policy makers across Europe.