Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy

Professor with special responsibilities
cand.polit., PhD

Room: POR/18.B-3.138
E-mail: tbi.mpp@cbs.dk
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Curriculum Vitae
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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Trine Bille got her PhD from University of Copenhagen, Department of Economics. Her main research interest is cultural economics and cultural policy, and she is one of the leading researchers in this field. She has published about 100 books and articles, e.g. in International Journal of Cultural Policy, Journal of Cultural Economics and Handbook on the Economics of Arts and Culture (Series Handbook of Economics, Elsevier Science). She has been Associate Professor at CBS since 2006. Before she worked as Senior Researcher at AKF (now KORA, Det Nationale Institut for Kommuners og Regioners Analyse og Forskning). Among other things she is on the Executive Board for ACEI, The Association of Cultural Economics International, the Board for Imagine…Centre for Creative Industries Research at Copenhagen Business School, and on the Board for CKO, Centre for Cultural and Experience Economy, Denmark. 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.    

  • Course coordinator and teacher: "Cultural Economics and Politics", BSc Business Administration and Service Management"
  • Cource coordinator: Management of Cultural Projects, Processes and Organizations", BSc Business Administration and Service Management
  • Numerous Master theses and Bachelor theses. Different study programmes at CBS.
  • PhD supervision: Hanna Storm (INO, CBS), Sidsel Kjems (University of Copenhagen), Cecilie Bryld Fjællegaard (INO, CBS), Gouya Harirchi (INO, CBS), Kasper Aalling Teilmann (TCM, CBS), Stine Rye Bårdsen (NHH, Bergen).
Selected publications
  • Bille, Trine and Søren Jensen (2016): Careers, survival functions and income of artists, Journal of Cultural Economics, Published online 20.6.2016
  • Bille, Trine, Adam Grønholm and Jeppe Møgelgaard (2016): Why are Cultural Policy Decisions Communicated in Cool Cash? International Journal of Cultural Policy, vol. 22, no.2, pp 235-255
  • 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
  • Bille Hansen, Trine (1997): The Willingness-to-Pay for the Royal Theatre in Copen¬hagen as a Public Good, Journal of Cultural Economics, vol. 21, no.1, pp 1-28


Publications & dissemination
Trine Bille / A Critical Evaluation of Quantitative Measures of the Quality of Arts and Culture
Paper presented at 11th Conference of University Network of the European Capitals of Culture (UNeECC), 2017
Trine Bille; Cecilie Bryld Fjællegaard / Etnisk mangfoldighed i den danske filmbranche
In: Vem får vara med?: Perspektiv på inkludering och integration i kulturlivet i de Nordiska länderna. Stockholm 2017, p. 124-152
Report chapter
Sidsel Kjems; Trine Bille / Financing of the National Churches in the Nordic Countries, England and Scotland
Paper presented at The 8th Nordic Conference on Cultural Policy Research, 2017
Christina Lidegaard; Massimiliano Nuccio; Trine Bille / Fostering and Planning Urban Regeneration : The Governance of Cultural Districts in Copenhagen.
In: European Planning Studies, 23.8.2017
Journal article
Trine Bille / Kulturens, kunstens og teatrets værdi : Et overblik over eksisterende forskning.
Frederiksberg : Copenhagen Business School, CBS 2017, 27 p.
Andrea Baldin; Trine Bille / Modelling Preference Heterogeneity for Theatre Tickets : A Discrete Choice Modelling Approach on Royal Danish Theatre Booking Data.
In: Applied Economics, 7.6.2017
Journal article
Andrea Baldin; Trine Bille / Theater Management : Quality Indicators and Demand.
Paper presented at 8th European Workshop on Applied Cultural Economics, 2017
Trine Bille; Knut Løyland; Anders Holm / Work for Passion or Money? : Variations in Artists’ Labor Supply.
In: Kyklos, Vol. 70, No. 3, 2017, p. 347-380
Journal article
Trine Bille; Søren Jensen / Artistic Education Matters : Survival in the Arts Occupations.
In: Journal of Cultural Economics, 17.6.2016
Journal article
Trine Bille / Hvorfor kulturpolitik?
In: Dansk Biblioteksforskning, Vol. 5, No. 2, 2016, p. 5-9
Journal article
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Administrative tasks

Head of the Management Group at MPP