My main research interests are in the economics of digitization and in empirical industrial organization. I am particularly interested in the effects of new technologies on media markets and on welfare, as well as in various aspects of law and economics.
My most recent research relates to the effects of digitization on the supply of recorded music and on the welfare benefits of new products. I am also working on the welfare effects of digital music trade, the interaction between various music consumption channels, and on the effects of copyright enforcement policies.
You can also visit my research pages at SSRN, IDEAS RePEc, and Google Scholar.
Refereed Journal Publications
As Streaming Reaches Flood Stage: Does it Stimulate or Depress Music Sales?
with Joel Waldfogel. International Journal of Industrial Organization, conditionally accepted. [NBER Working Paper]
Quality Predictability and the Welfare Benefits from New Products: Evidence from the Digitization of Recorded Music
with Joel Waldfogel. Journal of Political Economy, forthcoming. [NBER Working Paper]
European Cooperative R&D and Firm Performance: Evidence Based on Funding Differences in Key Actions
with Philippe Gagnepain. International Journal of Industrial Organization, 2017, 53: 1-31. [DOI]
Even the Losers Get Lucky Sometimes: New Products and the Evolution of Music Quality since Napster
with Joel Waldfogel. Information Economics and Policy, 2016, 34: 1-15. [DOI] [Last Working Paper version]
Digital Music Consumption on the Internet: Evidence from Clickstream Data
with Bertin Martens. Information Economics and Policy, 2016, 34: 27-43. [DOI]
with Jörg Claussen & Christian Peukert. R&R (2nd Round) at Information Systems Research.
- Previously circulated under the title Online Copyright Enforcement, Consumer Behavior, and Market Structure.
IPTS Digital Economy Working Paper 2015/01. [link]
Netflix: Global Hegemon or Facilitator of Frictionless Digital Trade?
with Joel Waldfogel. R&R at Journal of Cultural Economics.
Let the Music Play? Free Streaming and its Effects on Digital Music Consumption
IPTS Digital Economy Working Paper 2015/16. [link] R&R at Information Economics and Policy.
Digitization, Copyright, and the Welfare Effects of Music Trade
with Joel Waldfogel. IPTS Digital Economy Working Paper 2014/05. [link]
- Recipient of the Best Paper Award at the European Policy for Intellectual Property Conference (Galsgow, 2015).
with Philippe Gagnepain. Working paper (2013). [link]
Work in Progress
Digitization and the Welfare Effects of Motion Picture Trade
with Joel Waldfogel.
with Jörg Claussen & Christian Peukert.
How Does Online Behavior on Fixed and Mobile Devices Differ?
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