Arts, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation Lab

The AEI Lab research agenda centers on better understanding the role of arts and culture in innovation through experimental and quasi-experimental empirical research. The lab will focus on addressing the following research topics:

  • What is the artist's role in civic innovation?
  • What leadership role do artists play in emerging “platform” and “gig” economies?
  • Where does innovation and economic growth occur in the digital media sector?
  • Which arts sectors are linked to broader societal innovation, as reflected by U.S. economic and job growth?