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Douglas Noonan is the Paul H. O’Neill Professor of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. He was trained in economics and public policy, receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. 

His research addresses issues in the urban environment like revitalizations through creative placemaking and cultural districts, entrepreneurship in the arts and digital media, and community resilience. His recent research has focused on the economics of the arts and creative sector, alternative institutional models in support of arts and culture, and advancing diverse innovation in the cultural sector. His writing has appeared in journals such as Cultural Trends, the International Journal of Cultural Policy, Poetics, the Journal of Cultural Economics, and the Journal of Arts Management, Law and Society. He is director of the Arts, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation (AEI) Lab in partnership with the NEA, and he is a founding co-director at the Center for Cultural Affairs at Indiana University. He serves as the co-editor of the Journal of Cultural Economics and is a board member of the Association of Cultural Economics International.