David Throsby "holds Bachelors and Masters degrees from the University of Sydney, and a PhD in Economics from the London School of Economics. He has been Professor of Economics at Macquarie University in Sydney since 1974. He has been a consultant to the World Bank, the OECD, FAO and UNESCO, as well as many government organisations and private firms. In 1990-1992 he chaired three of the Prime Minister's Working Groups on Ecologically Sustainable Development.
"David Throsby is listed in Who's Who in Australia and Who's Who in Economics (3rd edn.). He was elected a fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia in 1988.
"Professor Throsby is currently Chair, NSW Arts Advisory Council and member of the Experts Committee for drafting the UN Convention on Cultural Diversity (2003-04) UNESCO. He has held numerous positions on Boards and Committees, including President of the NSW Branches of the Australian Agricultural Economics Society and the Economic Society of Australia, President of the Association for Cultural Economics International, and Foundation Chair of the National Association for the Visual Arts. He has served on the Boards of the Australian Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Copyright Agency Limited and VISCOPY.
"He is also currently a member of the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Cultural Economics, the International Journal of Cultural Policy, Poetics, and the Pacific Economic Bulletin." 
Resources and articles
- David Throsby, Macquarie University, accessed September 18, 2007.