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Melanie Fasche

Faculty, MA Art Business, Co-Leader Summer Study, London

PhD in Urban and Regional Economics, HafenCity University Hamburg

Melanie Fasche is an Economic Geographer. Before joining the Sotheby’s Institute of Art as a Lecturer in Art Business she held positions as Contractually Limited Assistant Professor at the Department of Geography at the University of Bayreuth and as Postdoctoral Fellow at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. Melanie’s research focuses on the organization and geography of value creation and career building, the role of commercial galleries and private collectors in these processes, global market expansion, and relations between the art market and urban development. She received a PhD in Urban and Regional Economics from HafenCity University Hamburg.

Melanie Fasche
  • Publications


    Fasche, M. (2017). Making Value and Career Building in the Creative Economy: Evidence from Contemporary Visual Art. SpringerBriefs in Geography. Springer International Publishing.

    Fasche, M. (2015). Art Prices. Wherry, F. (Ed.) The SAGE Encyclopedia of Economics and Society. SAGE Publications, 129-130.

    Fasche, M. (2013). Making Art History – Wealthy Private Collectors and Contemporary Visual Art. Hay, I. (Ed.) Geographies of the Super-Rich. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 171-185.

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