Department of Business Humanities and Law

  • Governance, Culture & Learning Unit
  • imagine .. Centre for Creative Industries and Institutions
cand.polit., PhD

Room: POR/18.B-3.133a
E-mail: tb.bhl@cbs.dk

Trine Bille received her PhD degree from University of Copenhagen, Department of Economics in 1996. She is an economist with an interest in arts and culture, making cultural economics and policy her main research areas. She has published more than 140 books and articles in a variety of outlets. Her work is published in the leading scientific journals of her research field, e.g. Journal of Cultural Economics, International Journal of Cultural Policy, and Journal of Arts Management, Law and Society and general leading journals in social science, e.g. Work, Employment and Society, Economics Letters, Kyklos, Applied Economics and European Planning Studies, as well as book chapters in books published at leading publishers as Routledge, Elsevier Science and Edward Elgar Publishing, including Handbook of the Economics of Arts and Culture (Series Handbook of Economics, Elsevier Science). She has been elected as the coming president of ACEI, the Association of Cultural Economics International (the leading academic association of the field) from 2018. She is often a keynote speaker at conferences, and she is often used as consultant and advisor, for e.g. The Royal Danish Theater, The Danish Ministry of Culture, and the Norwegian Ministry of Culture.  

She has to a large extent been responsible for development and management of study programs at CBS. She is currently Program Director and head of the study board for the cand. soc. programs at CBS, covering 6 study programs. 2017-18 she has been responsible for the development of the joint MSc study program in Strategic Design and Entrepreneurship (cand.soc. SDE), which is a collaboration between Copenhagen Business School and The Royal Danish Academy, Schools of Architecture and Design. She was head of the program 2018-2020. She has been the Program Director and head of the study board for BSc Business Administration and Service Management 2008 – 2016 and developed the program to cover 3 concentration areas: Arts and Culture, Tourism and Hospitality, and Service and Innovation.

Primary research areas
  • Cultural economics / The economics of the arts
  • Cultural entrepreneurship
  • Cultural policy
  • Creative industries and experience economy
  • Urban and regional development
  • Economic valuation
Administrative tasks

Program director for the cand.soc. programs

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  • Responsible for the development and manager of a new MSc study program (cand.soc.) in Strategic Design and Entrepreneurship, which is a collaboration between Copenhagen Business School and KADK, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation
  • Member of Study Board and coordinator of the Arts and Culture concentration at BSc Business Administration and Service Management
  • Course coordinator and teacher: "Cultural Economics and Politics", BSc Business Administration and Service Management"
  • Numerous Master theses and Bachelor theses. Different study programmes at CBS.
  • Current PhD supervision: Hanna Nyborg Storm and Kasper Skou Arendt

Selected publications


Loots, Ellen, Diana Betzler, Trine Bille, Karol J. Borowiecki and Boram Lee (2022): New forms of finance and funding in the cultural and creative industries, Special Issue, Journal of Cultural Economics

Lidegaard, Christina, Trine Bille and Andrea Baldin (2022): The impact of specific versus general art expertise on art experiences – The case of the Sistine Chapel, Journal of Arts Management, Law and Society

Bille, Trine and Hanna Storm (2021): Local development policy: Do new cultural houses have an impact on migration? The case of Norway, European Planning Studies (forthcoming)

Baldin, Andrea and Trine Bille (2021): Who is an artist? Heterogeneity and professionalism among visual artists, Journal of Cultural Economics

Alacovska, Ana and Trine Bille (2020): A heterodox re-reading of creative work: The diverse economies of Danish visual artists, Work, Employment and Society

Bille, Trine; Anna Mignose and Ruth Towse (ed.) (2020): Teaching Cultural Economics, Edward Elgar Publishing, Series: Teaching Economics


New reports about the conditions for visual arts in Denmark published November 22, 2018 (in Danish):

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Trine Bille / The Values of Cultural Goods and Cultural Capital Externalities : State of the Art and Future Research Prospects.
In: Journal of Cultural Economics, 28.2.2024
Journal article > peer review
Andrea Baldin; Trine Bille / Measuring the Impact of the Embedding Effect in Contingent Valuation Studies of Cultural Public Goods : The Case of Museums.
In: Applied Economics, 13.12.2023
Journal article > peer review
Trine Bille / Museernes økonomiske værdi for den danske befolkning
In: Nordisk Kulturpolitisk Tidskrift, Vol. 26, No. 1, 2023, p. 8–25
Journal article > peer review
Andrea Baldin; Trine Bille / The Avant-garde Consumers : A New Perspective on Quality Evaluations of Performing Arts.
In: Poetics, Vol. 97, 4.2023
Journal article > peer review
Andrea Baldin; Trine Bille; Raghava Rao Mukkamala; Ravi Vatrapu / The Impact of Social Media Activities on Theater Demand
In: Journal of Cultural Economics, 26.6.2023
Journal article > peer review
Andrea Baldin; Trine Bille / The Lost Value for Users of Cultural Institutions during the COVID-19 Pandemic : A Life Satisfaction Approach.
In: International Review of Economics, Vol. 70, No. 2, 6.2023, p. 257-281
Journal article > peer review
Trine Bille / Cultural Values in Political Economy, edited by J. P. Singh
In: International Journal of Cultural Policy, Vol. 28, No. 1, 1.2022, p. 127-130
Book review > peer review
Trine Bille / Love and Economic Development
In: Nature Human Behavior, Vol. 6, No. 4, 4.2022, p. 483-484
Comment/debate > peer review
Ellen Loots; Diana Betzler; Trine Bille; Karol Jan Borowiecki; Boram Lee / New Forms of Finance and Funding in the Cultural and Creative Industries : Introduction to the Special Issue.
In: Journal of Cultural Economics, Vol. 46, No. 2, 2022, 26 p., p. 205-230
Editorial > peer review
Trine Bille; Sebastian Honoré / Teatrenes værdi for publikum og ikke-publikum
In: Teater og publikum: I en tid med data, viden og publikumsudvikling . . ed. /Nanna Holdgaard; Nina Gram; Louise Ejgod Hansen. Frederiksberg : Samfundslitteratur 2022, p. 99-120
Book chapter > peer review
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Research Projects
Outside activities
  • APPLAUS, 2021-: Bestyrelsesmedlem
  • Kulturdepartementet, Norge, 2019: Medlem af metodeudvalget for fremtidige kunstnerundersøgelser
  • Kulturministeriet og Danmarks Statistik, 2018–: Medlem af advisory board for kulturstatistik
  • Kulturministeriet og Danmarks Statistik, 2018: Medlem af ekspertgruppe vedr. fremtidige kulturvaneundersøgelser
  • Myndigheden for Kulturanalys og Kulturanalys Norden, Sverige, 2016-: Medlem af det videnskabelige råd
  • Norsk Forskningsråd, 2014 - 2019: Medlem af programstyret for forskningsprogrammet KULMEDIA
  • Norsk Forskningsråd, 2019-: Medlem af porteføljestyret for Velfærd, Kultur og Samfund
  • Norsk Kulturråd, 2014-:  Medlem af FoU udvalget
  • Rambøll Management, 2019: Konsulent på markedsanalyse vedr. Fredericia Musical Teater
  • ROMU, Museerne i Roskilde, Frederikssund og Lejre, 2018-: Bestyrelsesmedlem
  • ROSA, Dansk Rock Samråd, 2020-: Bestyrelsesmedlem
  • Telemarksforskning, 2019: Konsulent på opgaven: Internationalt sammenligningsgrundlag for statslige incitamenter og korrektiver i norsk kunstnerpolitik
  • Udviklingsplatformen for Scenekunst, 2018-2021: Bestyrelsesmedlem
  • Århus Universitet, 2018: Bidrag til RethinkIMPACT, evalueringen af Århus kulturhovedstad 2017