Priyatej Murthy Kotipalli Assistant Professor Department of Humanities & Social Sciences

Dr. Priyatej Murthy Kotipalli is an Assistant Professor at the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.  He holds a Ph.D. in Cultural Economics from Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. His research interest is in the economics of the Intangibles of culture and also focuses on entrepreneurship in the  creative and knowledge economy. He has served on the board of various cultural / social organizations in India, Netherlands and Italy as well as a short-term consultant for the World Bank. He is also a member of the crafts council of Telangana.  He has recently published an edited volume titled: A cultural economic analysis of craft by Palgrave.

  • Education
    • 2010 – 2018   PhD (Cultural Economics & Entrepreneurship), Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    • 2006 – 2008   Masters in Business Administration (Tourism and Hospitality), JNTU, Hyderabad, India
    • 2003 – 2006   Bachelors in Heritage Management, University of Mumbai, Mumbai, India
  • Research
    • Economics of Cultural Industries and creative economy
    • Creative entrepreneurship
    • Intrinsic values in Economics
    • Value based approach
    • Economics of craft
    • Heterodox economics
  • Awards
    • 2012 - 2014 Received Grant for research in Economics of crafts from Stitching Economie en Cultuur  
    • 2009 Received 800 Euros in Aid grant from Academic Vitae, Deventer, The Netherlands, to attend the fellowship program.
  • Publications


    • 2017 (December) , Making space for value in the commerce of culture in Culture , Innovation  and    the Economy edited by Biljana Mickov and James Doyle , Routledge , London , U.K
    • 2018 (September) , The values of craft: Towards an economics of the common good , The Garland Magazine ,  World Crafts Council – Australia, a national entity of the World Crafts Council – Asia Pacific.
    • 2019 (June ), A cultural economic Analysis of craft , edited Anna Mignosa and Priyatej Kotipalli by Palgrave , London , U.K

    Papers Presented   

    • 2014    ERmecc lunch Seminar, Erasmus University, Rotterdam the Netherlands, 9th April. Paper Presentation: Economics of Crafts in India.
    • 2012     Association of Cultural Economists International (ACEI) Annual Meeting, Kyoto, Japan, June 21-24.  Paper Presentation: Indian policy for crafts.
    • 2004 The Asiatic Society of Mumbai, Utsav Asiatika, Defining Heritage, November 19th Paper Presentation: Urban Heritage in Navi Mumbai.
  • Experience

    Teaching, Research and Administration   

    • 1/04/2011 – 1/04/2017, Program Director, Center for Research in Arts and Economics Zwolle, The Netherlands
    • 1/ 04 /2012 – 1/07/2012, Docent ESHCC, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    • 1/06/2012 – 1/12/2014, Researcher, Sticthting Economie en Cultuur  ,Hilversum, The Netherlands
    • 1/02/2008 – 1/03/2011, Sr. Lecturer   ITM – IHM Mumbai, India

    Consulting, Advisory and Board Positions

    • 5/ 04/2016 – Present, Secretary, Center for New Perspectives, New Delhi, India
    • 31/05/2015 – 30/06/2015, STC, World Bank, New Delhi, India
    • 1/10/2015 – 1/10/2017, Advisory Board Member, Snodi , Turin, Italy
    • 1/10/2014 – 1/12/2018, Secretary, Stitching Music en Beyond, Rotterdam, The Netherlands  
    • 25/09/2013 – 1/04/2014, Advisor, ENVIU, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

    Workshops, master classes and public lectures  

    • 22 /03/2011 Workshop:   Symposium financing the arts Rotterdam the Netherlands:  Part of the core team in organizing a worship to collect ideas for creative financing of the arts in the European context. The workshop resulted in the publication of a book titled “pak aan”. 
    • 04/04/2011- 14/04/2011 Workshop:  Value of Culture, Collaborative program, Jinja, Uganda: Part of the core teaching team   that organized and delivered this eleven-day intensive program for west Africa.   
    • 01/08/2012 – 05/08/2012 Workshop (Five days): Value of Culture, Amsterdam (Cultural Industries and Creative economy), The Netherland:  Part of the core teaching team to deliver this program.  
    • 01/09/2012 -05/08/2012 Workshop (Five days): Value of Culture, Amsterdam (Cultural Heritage and Museums), The Netherlands. part of the core teaching   team to deliver this program. 
    • 22/11/2012 – 23/11/2012 Workshop (Two days): Public, Private Partnership in Mutual Heritage, Colombo, Sri Lanka. Part of the expert group that worked with various heritage organizations to come up with innovative new plans for public private partnerships working towards the Dutch government’s policy for Mutual heritage in Sri Lanka.   
    • 15/12/2012 – 19/12.2012 Workshop:  Value of Culture, Collaborative program, Mumbai, India. Principle team member in organizing and delivering first of its kind program for cultural economics in South Asia with the Mohile Parekh Center.  
    • 20/08/2013 – 24/08/2013 Workshop: Value of Culture, Amsterdam, Part of the core teaching team to deliver this program.  
    • 13/02/2014 Masters Class (1 day): The Economics of Heritage: Design, innovation and crafts resource center, CEPT University, Ahmedabad, Gujrat, India. Delivered a one-day research seminar to the master’s students of CEPT University 
    • 20/08/2014 – 24/08/2014 Workshop: Value of Culture, Amsterdam the Netherlands: Part of the core teaching team to deliver this program.  
    • 12/03/2015 lecture (1 day) Economics of Craft:  National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad, Gujrat, India:  Delivered a one-day research seminar to the Textile Deign Students of NID.  
    • 16/03/2015 Public Lecture: The Economics of Arts and Culture:  Department of Fine Arts, M.S University, Vadodara, Gujrat, India  
    • 15/01/ 2016 – 19/01/2016: Masters course (5 days): National Institute of Design (NID), developed a five-credit elective course for the master’s students at NID and delivered the same as part of their Science and liberal arts program.  
    • 05/01/2016: Masters class: Art think South Asia, Value, Culture and Economics, Khoj , New Delhi , India 
    • 23/08/2016 – 27 /08/2016 Workshop: Value of Culture, Amsterdam, Part of the core teaching team to deliver this program
    • 01/02/2018 - 02/02/2018 International Symposium, The values of craft: Crafts as Intangible Cultural heritage, panel discussion on   policies for crafts : Are there common elements    
    • 04/03/2019 -15/03/2019, Module for Bachelors of Textiles students at National Institute of Design , Ahmadabad , India , Titled The economics of  crafts :  Business models and Utopias 
    • 21/06/2019, IIAS Lunch Lecture, Values of craft :  The Indian Case , Leiden  , The Netherlands 
    •  23/08/2019, Lecture and Book Launch,  Values of craft :  The Indian Case , Artisans , Mumbai ,  India
    • 29/09/2019 – 30/09/2019 ,  Two day workshop , The economics of  crafts :  Business models and Utopias ,  School of Planning and Architecture ,  Bhopal,  India