Jannette Barth, PHD

Roy Lichtenstein, Girl, 1963, lithograph

Jannette Barth has worked in the field of economic research, demand analysis, and econometrics for over 30 years. She has held positions as Chief Economist, New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority, and as Consultant and Account Manager, Chase Econometrics/Interactive Data Corporation, and she has brought her economic expertise to the valuation of art.

As a practicing economist with a Certificate in Appraisal Studies in Fine and Decorative Art from New York University and a Certificate in American Art from Sotheby’s Institute of Art, Dr. Barth’s work in the art market ranges from the analysis of particular segments of the art market for litigation support to the analysis and calculation of blockage discount for galleries and artists’ estates.

Dr. Barth has taught economics courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels and was a Senior Lecturer in the MA in Art Business program at Sotheby’s Institute of Art. She regularly lectures on art as investment and blockage discount, including seminars at appraisal conferences and for staff of Internal Revenue Service Art Appraisal Services. She holds degrees from The Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland, Inc.