Victoria Ateca-Amestoy is an associate professor in the Department of Economic Analysis II in the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). She has worked in the design and management of cultural projects and her research interests are cultural economics, behavioral economics and social indicators. She has published research papers in Economics Bulletin, The Journal of Socio Economics, Journal of Cultural Economics, Social Indicators Research, Estudios de Economía Aplicada, Cuadernos Económicos del ICE, and has contributed to handbooks on the economics of leisure and on the economics of cultural heritage. She has also coordinated international and national research projects on the determinants of cultural participation and on cultural statistics. She is a member of the executive board of the Association for Cultural Economics International and of the Asociación Española de Gestores de Patrimonio Cultural.