This landmark paper set out the case for a rigorous classification of creative industries and occupations that became the basis for the creative industry statistics of the UK’s Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), which has since become a world standard. It resulted from a collaboration between Hasan Bakhshi of the UK think tank NESTA, Alan Freeman at the Greater London Authority, and Peter Higgs of Queensland University of Technology.
This paper, from the International Review of Economics Education, was written on behalf of the UK-based Association for Heterodox Economists (AHE), and argues for a reformulation of the UK’s Subject Benchmark Statement for Economics (SBSE) on pluralist principles.
The report benchmarks London’s cultural offer against four other world cities: Paris, New York, Tokyo and Shanghai and is the first comprehensive such undertaking compiled according to international standards. It was the progenitor of the full-fledged World Cities Cultural Forum which now benchmarks 42 world cities and has held an annual forum engaging their cultural leaderships since 2012.
Analyses the distinct economic roles of culture, creation, and innovation in the Creative Industries by assessing the fitness for purpose of their statistical definitions.On this basis it proposes a method for studying the relation between creative labour and innovation. Lax usage has made the term ‘Creative Industries’ a synonym for three distinct things: creativity, culture and intellectual alienability.
This introductory paper examine the discussion among Marxists about the rate of profit. It employs the method of symptomatic reading – attempting to present what the protagonists are really trying to say – and in this way differs from the adversarial method that has become standard.