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Dr. Rushton Presents Lectures on the Economics of the Arts in Japan

April 12, 2012

Dr. Michael Rushton, Director of Masters Programs in Public Affairs and Arts Administration, recently traveled to Japan to present various lectures about economics and the arts. Dr. Rushton’s first presentation was on March 24th in Tokyo at the Asian Workshop in Cultural Economics, sponsored by The Japan Foundation. The title of this lecture was “Recent Developments in Cultural Economics and Policy in the United States.” Dr. Rushton’s second lecture was on March 26th in Kyoto, where he presented “The Economic Analysis of Public Funding of the Arts: A History and Evaluation” to the Faculty of Economics at Doshisha University. Dr. Rushton will be returning to Kyoto this summer as part of the SPEA Study Abroad Program to instruct the course “The Economics and Administration of Artistic Organizations.” More information about the SPEA Study Abroad Program can be found at http://www.indiana.edu/~spea/spea_abroad/SPEA_Summer_Abroad/Kyoto/index.shtml.