Staffan Albinsson

Visiting Research Fellow

Visiting address
Viktoriagatan 13, 4 tr
41125 Göteborg
Postal address
Box 625
40530 Göteborg

About Staffan Albinsson

I returned to the academic track in 2010 after 35 years in music management.

My dissertation from 2013 deals with the financial history of composers with a focus on copyright payments.

I have previously, as Broman scholar, researched with a focus on cultural entrepreneurship.

Nowadays I am a visiting researcher with a main focus on the economic history of national operas. I have previously from time to time worked with the production of opera and I like to go to opera performances. But a more important reason for my research focus is that I discovered that there are huge archives concerning the ’national’ opera companies. And the art of opera has the advantage, from a research point of view, that it contains all the performing arts: music, drama, dance, scenography, stage directing, lighting etc.

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Research areas

  • Cultural Economics, Cultural Entrepreneurship, Economic history of opera companies

Selected publications

A Salary Bass: A study of bassists' earnings in the Royal Swedish Opera, 1799 – 1980
Albinsson, Staffan
Scandinavian Economic History Review, 64:1, s. 19-35, 2016

A costly glass of water
Albinsson, Staffan
Svensk tidskrift för musikforskning - Swedish Journal of Music Research, 96:2, 2014

Sound Earnings? Income Structure of Swedish Composers 1990 – 2009
Albinsson, Staffan
The Review of Economic Research on Copyright Issues, 10:1, s. 36-73, 2013