Program 2011

All sessions take place at the ULB - see 'Directions' for more details.


Thursday 28 April 2011


17:00 - Welcome notes

Victor Ginsburgh (Université Libre de Bruxelles)

17:15 - Opening sessions

Darius Spieth (Louisiana State University / California Institute of Technology)
Pricing Traditional African Art: The Genesis of a Marketplace and What It Reveals about the Valuation of Art

James Goodwin (Christie's Education)
Demography and the Art Market

18:15 - Reception


Friday 29 April 2011

8:30 - Coffee

9:00 - Art markets in history

Hans van Miegroet (Duke University)
The Flemish Textiles Trade and New Imagery in Colonial Mexico, 1524-1646 (with Neil De Marchi)

Darius Spieth (Louisiana State University / California Institute of Technology)
Art, Auctions, and Public Spectacle in Nineteenth-Century Paris

Kim Oosterlinck (Université Libre de Bruxelles)
The Price of Degenerate Art

11:00 - Coffee

11:20 - Artist reputation

Filip Vermeylen (Erasmus University Rotterdam)
The Test of Time. Art Encyclopedia and the Formation of the Canon of Seventeenth-Century Painters in the Low Countries (with Veerle De Laet and Maarten van Dijck)

Luc Renneboog (Tilburg University)
The Value of Originality (with Christophe Spaenjers)

12:40 - Lunch

13:40 - Art markets today

Christiane Hellmanzik (University of Hamburg)
Democracy and Economic Outcomes: Evidence from the Superstars of Modern Art

Brunella Bruno (Bocconi University)
Investing in Art: The Informational Content of Italian Painting Pre-Sale Estimates (with Giacomo Nocera)

Leonard Wolk (Maastricht University)
Myopic Bidders in Internet Auctions (with Rachel Pownall)

Benjamin Mandel (Federal Reserve)
Investment in Visual Arts: Evidence from International Transactions

16:20 - Coffee

16:40 - Methodological issues in art markets research

Fabian Bocart (Université Catholique de Louvain)
Estimating Log-Periodic Power Law Parameters by Exploiting Cointegration between Assets: An Application to the 1980s Bubble in Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Art (with Ken Bastiaensen and Peter Cauwels)

Roberto Zanola (Università del Piemonte Orientale)
The Return from Collectibles: An Unbiased Index

18:00 - Closing notes

Gary Schwartz
The Non-Market for Art