Christian Handke is Associate Professor of Cultural Economics at Erasmus University Rotterdam. From 2012 to 2018, he was programme director of the Master in Cultural Economics and Entrepreneurship, and since 2017, he serves in the Faculty Council. Starting in 2012, Dr. Handke has also worked at the Institute of Information Law at University of Amsterdam, where he participated in the research project on Copyright in an Age of Access.
Dr. Handke's research focuses on cultural economics and the economics of copyright, innovation and technological change, cultural/creative and media industries, as well as on text and data mining and systematic literature reviews. His work has been published in leading specialized journals, such as the Journal of Cultural Economics and Information Economics & Policy.
In 2010, Christian Handke received his doctorate in economics at Erasmus University Rotterdam with highest distinction. His dissertation was short-listed for the Boekman Dissertation Prize 2012. He also holds an M.A. with distinction in 'Science, Technology and Society' from Linköping University (Sweden) and a B.A. (Hons) in European Studies from the University of North London. Between 2003 and 2007, Christian was junior lecturer/researcher at Humboldt University Berlin, Centre for British Studies, where he participated in the research project on Commerce and Culture.
Dr. Handke has consulted for a variety of public and private organizations, including the European Commission, the National Academies of the Sciences (USA), Industry Canada, the UK Intellectual Property Office, the federal German Expert Commission on Research and Innovation (EFI), the federal German Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection, and the Spanish Fundacion Autor. He also has work experience in cultural event management, for instance for the EXPO 2000 world exhibition in Hannover, and as music producer.
Christian Handke is currently President of the Society for Economic Research on Copyright Issues (SERCI) and Executive Board member of the Association of Cultural Economics International (ACEI).
For further information, please consult Christian Handke's CV.
Christian Handke (2020) - Compensation Systems for Online Use - In P. Zahrádka, J. M. Szczepanik & P. Stepan, Digital Peripheries: The Online Circulation of Audiovisual Content from the Small Market Perspective (pp. 261-272) - [link] - Springer
Christian Handke (2020) - Music Industry - In R. Towse & T. Navarrete Hernández, A Handbook of Cultural Economics (3rd edition) (pp. 343-351) - [link] - Edward Elgar Publishing
Carolina Dalla Chiesa & Christian Handke (2020) - Crowdfunding - In R. Towse & T. Navarrete Hernández, A Handbook of Cultural Economics (third edition) (pp. 158-167) - [link] - Edward Elgar Publishing
Christian Handke (2020) - Paying for Digital Music - In T. Bille, A. Mignosa & R. Towse, Teaching Cultural Economics (pp. 214-219) - Edward Elgar Publishing
Christian Handke, RM (Ruth) Towse & P Stepan (2017) - Cultural Economics, the Internet and Participation - In V.M. Ateca-Amestoy, V. Ginsburgh, I. Mazza, J. O’Hagan & J. Prieto-Rodriguez, Enhancing Participation in the Arts in the EU – Challenges and Methods (pp. 295-310) - [link] - Springer VS
Christian Handke (2013) - Artists and competing CRM bodies - Conference on Collective Rights Management – How to make it work?, organized by Amelia Andersdotter, Christian Engström, Eva Lichtenberger and Helga Trüpel on behalf of the Greens/EFA
Christian Handke (2021) - Compensation Systems to Fix Copyright Conundrums: The Cultural Economics Perspective - Opening Speech of the Digital Europe Economic Seminars, celebrating the foundation of the Association of Cultural Economics Poland
Christian Handke (2021) - Incentives for New Initiatives – Costs and Potential New Trade-offs in the Data Economy - Online workshop on Copyright Data Improvement in the EU – Towards Better Visibility of European Content and Broader Licensing Opportunities in the Light of New Technologies
Christian Handke (2020) - Our collective future in cultural industries: An economic analysis of copyright management organizations and digitalization - Workshop on the Economics of Copyright and Creative Industries
Christian Handke (2019) - Economics of Copyright and Empirical Research - Interdisciplinary Research Week
Christian Handke (2019) - What Are Cultural Industries – and Why Do We Care? - Conference on Creative Industries, Economic Growth and Social Development in India
Christian Handke (2018) - Truce in the Copyright War – An Economist’s Perspective - Invited lecture
Christian Handke (2018) - Market Power in the Information Economy: Price competition with fixed Costs and Incomplete Market Capture - Society for Economic Research on Copyright Issues Annual Congress
Carolina Dalla Chiesa, Christian Handke & A Pavlova (2018) - Crowdfunding in the Cultural and Creative Industries: a Bibliometric-thematic analysis - Association for Cultural Economics International Congress
Christian Handke (2017) - Technology changes, economic laws stay the same? A response to Lemley’s ‘IP in a world without scarcity’ - Conference Normative Orders of the Digital
Christian Handke (2016) - Data Mining and Copyright - Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology
Christian Handke (2013) - Empirical Work on Copyright - Some Implications for Copyright Flexibility - Workshop on Empirical Study of the Social and Economic Benefits of Copyright Flexibilities
Christian Handke (2019) - Data, Technology and Copyright Management in the Era of Streaming Platforms - Training for European Commission staff
Christian Handke (2016) - Innovation in der Kultur- und Kreativwirtschaft - Konferenz zur Kultur- und Kreativwirtschaft 2016 am Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Technologie
Christian Handke (2014) - The Economics of Copyright – New insights from the dismal science? - Invited presentation at a seminar series of the European Commission (main speaker)