BScAgr, MScAgr (Sydney), PhD (London)

Professor David Throsby is Professor of Economics at Macquarie University, Sydney. Professor Throsby's research interests include the economics of the arts and culture, the economics of education, and the theory of nonmarket goods. He is currently working on economic aspects of cultural policy, sustainability in cultural systems, and theories of economic and cultural value.

  • 1990-91 Chair, Prime Minister's Working Groups on Ecologically Sustainable Development (Tourism, Transport, and Energy Use Groups)
  • Board Member: Museum of Contemporary Art (to 1997)
  • Copyright Agency Limited (to 1999) and Viscopy (to 1999)
  • Chair, National Association for the Visual Arts (to 1998)
  • President, Association for Cultural Economics International (1996-98)
  • Adviser, UNESCO World Culture Reports (1996-2000).
  • Chair, Book Industry Collaborative Council, (2012-13)
  • Chair, Scientific Board, Forum d'Avignon, Paris (2015-)

Elected Distinguished Fellow of the Association for Cultural Economics International, 1998.

Appointed Distinguished Professor, Macquarie University, 2010.

Conferred Officer (AO) in the General Division, Australia Day Honours' List 2014

Elected Fellow Royal Society of NSW 2015