The Development of the Art Market in England:
Money as Muse, 1730–1900
Thomas M Bayer  and John R Page
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Thomas M. Bayer, Ph.D.

Department of Art
Tulane University
New Orleans, La. 70118

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Thomas M. Bayer was born in 1953, in Munich, Germany and received his inter-disciplinary Ph.D. in art history, history and economics from Tulane University, New Orleans in 2001. He has been teaching art history there since 1992.  He is also the founder and president of The International Fine Arts Association, Inc. since 1978 and The Fine Arts Gallery of New Orleans since 1982. His interest in the economics of the art market started during his MA studies, and he published four papers on this topic while pursuing his Ph.D.  He considers among his noteworthy achievements a private letter ruling issued by the US Department of Labor in 1979 approving his proposal to allow the inclusion of qualified works of art as assets in HR10 pension plans under the ERISA code and the 2 years he spent as a volunteer repairing flood and storm-damaged houses in New Orleans after Katrina.