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Michael Rushton

O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs

Expert Bio

Michael Rushton is a professor in the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs. his expertise and teaching are in economics, management and public policy of the arts.

His publications include articles on topics such as public funding for the arts, the role of nonprofit organizations, taxation, copyright, freedom of expression, and arts and local development. He is the editor of Creative Communities: Art Works in Economic Development and the author of Strategic Pricing for the Arts.

Before joining Indiana University in 2006, he held faculty positions in Canada, the U.S. and Australia and served as a senior policy advisor to the government of the Canadian province of Saskatchewan.

Areas of Expertise

Cultural economics, policy and administration, nonprofit organizations, tax policy, current research concerns cultural districts and tax policy toward nonprofit organizations and charitable donations.

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