The first one of these reports on Econcult‘s activities is by Juan Gallart and takes a look at the 20 years of existence of the Econcult research unit. It is precisely on the 23rd March of 1999 that the research unit was first presented to the world.
At the presentation event of 1999, the already departed Professor Mark Schuster from the MIT, Lluís Bonet, pioneer in the field of cultural economics in Spain, and the now retired Professor José Maria Jordán Galduf took part.
Link to an article appeared on the press regarding the presentation [reseña de la presentación de Econcult de 1999]
At the presentation of the book, held at the Lluís Vives college hall, intervened the Urban Cultural Policy Researcher from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Mark Schuster, Economics Professor at the University of Barcelona, Lluís Bonet, one of the main proponents of the economic analysis of culture in Spain, which was also a contributor to this work, and Josep María Jordán, Professor of Applied Economics at the Faculty of Economics, who directed Rausell’s doctoral thesis.
[TRANSLATION: Cultural and creative activities have an above-average impact on the GDP – Pau Rausell (Gandía, 1966) is an economist and associate professor of Applied Economics at the University of Valencia. He founded Econcult 20 years ago “as a way to provide an economic perspective which, although necessarily limited, are instrumental in developing a better understanding”. Some of the statements that follow could seem…]
The second piece is signed by journalist Elena Merino and refers to the strategic role of Pau Rausell as co-director, with Xavi Calvo, of the bid of the city of Valencia to be World Design Capital 2020.
[TRANSLATION: Pau Rausell:”Design is a fundamental tool for social transformation”. Pau Rausell is strategic co-director of the Valencia bid for World Design Capital. Applied Economics professor at the University of Valencia, he is an internationally renowned specialist in cultural economy. He is also the coordinator of Econcult, an heterogeneous network of researchers from different universities and external collaborators that has become a global referent…]