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Magnus Resch

Magnus Resch

Lecturer in Management

Magnus Resch is an art market economist, serial entrepreneur, and bestselling book author. 

Magnus’s research area is the art market and the intersection of art, technology, and business. He has published several books, including the bestsellers How To Become A Successful ArtistManagement of Art Galleries, and 100 Secrets of the Art World. In 2018, he co-authored the paper “Quantifying reputation and success in art,” which was published in Science Magazine. Magnus teaches art management at leading business universities, including Columbia University, New York; the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland; and most recently at Yale.

Magnus is also a serial entrepreneur. At the age of 20, he co-ran an art gallery in Switzerland. In 2012 he co-founded Larry’s List, the world’s premier art collector platform. In 2016 he launched the Magnus app, which works like Shazam for art. Leonardo DiCaprio is an investor and advisor to the company.

Magnus’s activities have been covered in a Harvard Business School case study and in newspapers from around the world, including the New York Times, Forbes, and the Wall Street Journal. Magnus studied business at Harvard, the London School of Economics, and the University of St. Gallen. He lives in New York City.


  • PhD, University of St. Gallen & Hong Kong University, 2011

Selected Works




  • Best Paper of the Year, Oxford University, 2018