SOURCE: The Art Economist

The Art Economist

February 24, 2011 12:39 ET

The Art Economist Engages Economist Don Thompson as Contributing Editor to Its Global Publication

WEST PALM BEACH, FL--(Marketwire - February 24, 2011) - The Art Economist Co., publishers of The Art Economist, the 10-time per year publication that examines the contemporary art market, announces that it has engaged economist and best-selling author, Don Thompson, to contribute his economic expertise and perspective of the contemporary art market to its global publication.

Don Thompson
Don Thompson teaches marketing and economics in the MBA program at the Schulich School of Business at York University in Toronto. He has taught at the London School of Economics and at Harvard Business School. Mr. Thompson lives in London and Toronto. He is author of the 2008 book, The $12 Million Stuffed Shark: The Curious Economics of Contemporary Art, which made the London Times bestseller list and is now available in 10 languages. Mr. Thompson's most recent book, Oracle, on economic prediction, will be published in spring 2011 by Harvard Business Press.

At the announcement of his engagement, Mr. Thompson stated; "I am excited to work with The Art Economist and contribute to the success of the goals of their Founder and Publisher, Fred Alger, to bring increased transparency to the art market and new perspective of contemporary art as a portfolio investment option."

Mr. Thompson will be featured in the new economic section of The Art Economist along with statistical economic data of the contemporary art market.

The Art Economist
The Art Economist is a critically informative publication serving as a constructive tool for art collectors, museums and galleries to ascertain transparency of art value in the global contemporary art market. In each issue, The Art Economist celebrates and beautifully documents the major creative and financial achievements of the world's leading artists by ranking the top 300 living artists based on their auction results since 2008; presenting condensed profiles of 30 of those artists; offering art market analysis; providing in-depth profiles of artists and collectors; and recommending new, primary market artists to watch for their predicted, eventual success. The Art Economist further features an interactive website that offers a ticker with up-to-the-minute news and auction results concerning artists on the continuously evolving List of 300, as well as expanded editorial.