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Emerging markets: Journals and websites

Guide to studying the art market in emerging economies.


Source: Masaya Pachi Yagihashi, Flickr (edited). Licence.


Most journal articles will be found with Summon or one of the other databases listed in the first section of this guide.  However you may want to browse a journal, magazine or newspaper individually, entering its title (not the article title) in the search box below:



Art market titles to find with this search box include:

  • Art + Auction
  • Art Market Report
  • Journal for Art Market Studies
  • Journal of Cultural Economics


You can use the same search box to find general business and economics titles such as:

  • Economist
  • Financial Times
  • Harvard Business Review
  • Wall Street Journal


Publications that focus on emerging markets (though not art markets specifically) include:

  • Emerging Markets Finance and Trade
  • Emerging Markets Journal, Emerging Markets Monitor
  • International Journal of Emerging Markets
  • Organizations and Markets in Emerging Economies
  • Platow Emerging Markets.


For more info:



Art fair listings
See ArtpriceArtsy and Ocula to find current and forthcoming fairs located in, or focussing on art from, emerging markets.


Artprice reports
Published annually from 2002 onwards. Global in scope, with a good amount of coverage of emerging markets.


Biennials listing
Turn the globe to see the biennials in a particular country or region.


Emerging Art Markets podcast series
From ArtTactic.


Global Markets
Not art-specific, but a useful source of current background information about emerging economies. Previously known as Emerging Markets, it is put together by several partner organisations including the IMF.


PicassoMio Auction House Directory
List of auction houses by country. Covers all continents, but very incomplete.


recommended email newsletters
To subscribe to. Many will have relevant info.


South South
"An online community, an anthology, an archive and a resource for artists, galleries, curators and collectors invested in the Global South."


university repositories
Collections of papers and dissertations from particular universities. Browsing the repositories of universities in your chosen country or region can find useful material.


See also

art business and art markets guide for more possibilities. This includes a list of art market reports.