The Santagata Foundation for the Economics of Culture counts on a national network and an international standing board of academics, scholars and experts contributing in the direction and the promotion of the training and research activities.

Scientific Network:

  • Sara Bonini Baraldi, associate professor of Business Administration at University of Turin/DIST
  • Clara Bocchino, program coordinator Big Data & Transboundary Water Collaboration Southern Africa, SADC TFCA Network Support Coordinator
  • Tiziana Cuccia, full professor of Political Economy at Università degli Studi di Catania
  • Vittorio Falletti, professor of Art Economy at Accademia Albertina di Belle Arti di Torino
  • Guido Guerzoni, researcher in Economic history at SDA Bocconi, Milano
  • Patrizia Lombardi, full professor of Urban Planning Evaluation and Project Appraisal and deputy rector at Politecnico di Torino
  • Maurizio Maggi, research director at IRES Piemonte
  • Alessia Mariotti, associate professor in Economic-Political Geography at  Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna
  • Massimo Marrelli, professor emeritus of Science of Finance at Federico II University of Naples
  • Luca Moreschini, Nucleo di valutazione e analisi per la programmazione (NUVAP), at Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri-Dipartimento per le politiche di coesione
  • Massimiliano Nuccio, research fellow and adjunct professor at University of Turin and Collegio Carlo Alberto
  • Stefano Piperno, coordinator of the Specialization area on “Public Innovation” at IRES Piemonte
  • Antonio Paolo Russo, professor of Tourism Geography at Rovira i Virgili University, Tarragona (Spagna)
  • Pier Luigi Sacco, full professor of Economics of Culture at Università IULM, Milano
  • Carlo Salone, full professor of Economic and Political Geography at University of Turin/DIST
  • Donatella Saccone, assistant professor in Political Economy, Director of the Graduate Degree in Food Innovation and Management at University of Gastronomic Sciences of Pollenzo
  • Michele Trimarchi, full professor of Public Economics at Università Magna Graecia of Catanzaro
  • Cristina Videtta, associate professor in Administrative Law at University of Turin
  • Luca Zan, full professor of Arts Management at Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna

International Advisors:

Stefania AbakerliThe World Bank, Washington, DC (USA)
Senior Development Planner at the World Bank,  Banca Mondiale, expert in local economic development based on cultural resources. Member of the Bank since 2002, she coordinated its Cultural Heritage Thematic Groups  in Latin America and South Asia.
Christian BarrèreUniversité de Reims Champagne-Ardenne, Reims
Researcher at Regards Lab on Economics and Management and at ISMEA in Paris. He is also Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne (France).
Pierre-Jean BenghoziEcole Polytechnique Université Paris Saclay
Director of the research centre at the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) and professor at the Ecole Polytechnique Universitè Paris Saclay. He is also director of the research program for Economics and Management of the same institute.
Francoise BenhamouUniversité Paris XIII
specialist in the economics of culture and the media. Since  2012, she is a member of the Regulatory Authority for Electronic Communications and Posts (ARCEP). She is also chevalier des Arts et des Lettres e chevalier de la Légion d’honneur of the Republic of France.
Lluís BonetUniversitat de Barcelona
Professor of Economics at Universitat de Barcelona, coordinator of the Ph.D program in “Management of Culture and Landscape” and of the MA program in “Cultural Management”. He is also the person in charge of the post graduated programs of Universitat Polytechnica de Barcelona.
Robert GoversInternational Place Branding Association, Amerongen (The Netherlands)
He is an internationally expert on place branding and tourism and chairman of the International Place Branding Association. He has also been an adjunct or visiting scholar at Tsinghua University, Beijing; the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad; the University of Leuven, Belgium; Rotterdam School of Management, the Netherlands; Loughborough University London Campus; IULM University Milano, Italy; and several institutes in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Xavier Greffe, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne,
Professor at the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, where he directs the PhD in Economics of the arts and media program. He is also Associate Professor at the University of Tokyo (Graduate Research Institute for Policy Studies) where he teaches heritage and cultural landscapes economics. Chairman of the National Commission of artistic work of the National Council of the Spectacle (France).
Andy C. Pratt, City University of London
He is an internationally renowned expert on cultural industries. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and of the Royal Geographical Society, and an Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences. He joined City University of London as Professor of Cultural Economy in 2013.
David Throsby, Macquarie University, Sydney
Professor in the Department of Economics at Macquarie University, in Sydney (Australia). He is internationally known for his work as an economist with specialist interests in the economics of the arts and culture. His research interests include the role of culture in economic development, the economic situation of individual artists, the economics of the performing arts, the creative industries, the economics of heritage and the relationship between cultural and economic policy.