Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy

  • imagine .. Creative Industries Research
Professor with special responsibilities
cand.polit., PhD

Room: POR/18.B-3.133a
E-mail: tbi.mpp@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 100 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 and International Journal of Cultural Policy, and general leading journals in social science, e.g. Economic 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). Her work has been cited by leading scholars in cultural economics, including Bruno S. Frey, Mark Blaug, David Throsby, Michael Hutter and Ruth Towse. 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.   

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
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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 Storm (INO, CBS), Sidsel Kjems (University of Copenhagen), Cecilie Bryld Fjællegaard (INO, CBS).


Selected publications

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


  • Baldin, Andrea and Trine Bille (2017): Modelling preference heterogeneity for theatre tickets: a discrete choice modelling approach on Royal Danish Theatre booking data, Applied Economics, vol. 50, no.5, pp 545-558
  • Bille, Trine; Knut Løyland and Anders Holm (2017): Work for Passion? – Labor Supply of Artists, Kyklos, vol. 70, no.3, pp 347-380
  • Bille, Trine and Søren Jensen (2016): Artistic education matters: Survival in the arts occupations, Journal of Cultural Economics, vol. 42, no.1, pp 23-42
  • Bille, Trine, Bruno S. Frey, et al. (2013): Happiness in the Arts – International Evidence on Artists’ Job Satisfaction, Economic Letters, vol. 121, no. 1, pp 15-18
  • Bille, Trine and Günther Schulze (2006): Culture in Urban and Regional Development, In: David Throsby and Victor Ginsburgh (ed.): Handbook on the Economics of Arts and Culture, Series “Handbook of Economics”, general editors K. Arrow and M.D. Intriligator, Elsevier Science, North-Holland, pp 1052-1099
Publications sorted by:
Trine Bille / Artists’ Labour Markets
In: Handbook of Cultural Economics. ed. /Ruth Towse; Trilce Navarrete Hernández. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar Publishing 2020, p. 46-55
Book chapter > peer review
Trine Bille; Ghita Dragsdahl Lauritzen; Stina Teilmann-Lock; Asbjørn Busk Jørgensen; Mathilde Serup / Strategic Design and Entrepreneurship
Frederiksberg : Copenhagen Business School & The Royal Academy of Fines Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation 2020, 22 p.
Trine Bille / Book review for JCEC: Enhancing Participation in the Arts in the EU. Challenges and Methods
In: Journal of Cultural Economics, Vol. 43, No. 2, 2019, p. 339–343
Book review > peer review
Andrea Baldin; Trine Bille / A Latent Class Analysis of Visual Artists’ Working and Living Conditions
Paper presented at The 20th International Conference on Cultural Economics. ACEI 2018, 2018
Paper > peer review
Andrea Baldin; Trine Bille / A Latent Class Analysis of Visual Artists’ Working and Living Conditions
Paper presented at The 10th International Conference on Cultural Policy Research. ICCPR2018, 2018
Paper > peer review
Trine Bille; Søren Jensen / Artistic Education Matters : Survival in the Arts Occupations.
In: Journal of Cultural Economics, Vol. 42, No. 1, 2.2018, p. 23–43
Journal article > peer review
Trine Bille; Ana Alacovska; Andrea Baldin; Søren Nikolai Horndrup; Rikke Hornbæk Mikuta / Billedkunstens økonomiske rum : Danske billedkunstneres økonomiske arbejds- og levevilkår.
Frederiksberg : Copenhagen Business School, CBS 2018, 278 p.
Trine Bille; Flemming Olsen / Billedkunstens økonomiske rum : Markedets samlede størrelse.
Frederiksberg : Copenhagen Business School, CBS 2018, 310 p.
Trine Bille; Flemming Olsen; Søren Nikolai Horndrup / Billedkunstens økonomiske rum : Pixi-udgave.
Frederiksberg : Copenhagen Business School, CBS 2018, 54 p.
Christina Lidegaard; Massimiliano Nuccio; Trine Bille / Fostering and Planning Urban Regeneration : The Governance of Cultural Districts in Copenhagen.
In: European Planning Studies, Vol. 26, No. 1, 2018, p. 1-19
Journal article > peer review
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Research Projects
Outside activities
  • Norsk Kulturråd, 2014-:  Medlem af FoU udvalget
  • Norsk Forskningsråd, 2019-: Medlem af porteføljestyret for Velfærd, Kultur og Samfund
  • Norsk Forskningsråd, 2014 - 2019: Medlem af programstyret for forskningsprogrammet KULMEDIA
  • Myndigheden for Kulturanalys og Kulturanalys Norden, Sverige, 2016-: Medlem af det videnskabelige råd
  • Udviklingsplatformen for Scenekunst, 2018-: Bestyrelsesmedlem
  • ROMU, Museerne i Roskilde, Frederikssund og Lejre, 2018-: Bestyrelsesmedlem
  • Kulturministeriet og Danmarks Statistik, 2018–: Medlem af advisory board for kulturstatistik
  • Kulturdepartementet, Norge, 2019: Medlem af metodeudvalget for fremtidige kunstnerundersøgelser
  • Telemarksforskning, 2019: Konsulent på opgaven: Internationalt sammenligningsgrundlag for statslige incitamenter og korrektiver i norsk kunstnerpolitik
  • Rambøll Management, 2019: Konsulent på markedsanalyse vedr. Fredericia Musical Teater
  • Århus Universitet, 2018: Bidrag til RethinkIMPACT, evalueringen af Århus kulturhovedstad 2017
  • Kulturministeriet og Danmarks Statistik, 2018: Medlem af ekspertgruppe vedr. fremtidige kulturvaneundersøgelser