Here is a wonderful book on the economics of cultural heritage. It deals with museums and galleries and with monumental sites. It gives plenty of useful advice on performance appraisal and the case for public intervention. It is a must for all practitioners in the cultural field as well as students.
Sir Alan Peacock has been a sailor (1942-45), Professor of Economics in four major universities, the first Vice Chancellor of the independent University of Buckingham, Chief Economic Advisor of the DTI, and an independent consultant. Allegedly retired, in recent years he has been deeply concerned about cultural matters, having served on the Arts Council of Great Britain and as Chair of the Scottish Arts Council. He is perhaps best known as Chairman of the Committeeon Financing the BBC (1985-86).Ilde Rizzo is a specialist in cultural economics and is currently Chair of Public Finance at the University of Catania. She is a former member of the Italian Government Commission on Public Works and Vice Rector of the University of Catania.