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, innovation, and welfare.

My recent research has examined the effects of digitization on the supply of recorded music and on the welfare benefits of new products. I have also evaluated the effects of various government policies, the interaction between distinct music consumption channels, and the welfare effects of digital music and movie trade. I am currently exploring the differences between mobile and fixed internet browsing and its implications for consumers, advertisers, and website publishers.

You can also visit my research pages at SSRN, IDEAS RePEc, and Google Scholar.


Refereed Journal Publications

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]

Let the Music Play? Free Streaming and its Effects on Digital Music Consumption

Information Economics and Policy, 2017, forthcoming. [DOI – Open Access]

As Streaming Reaches Flood Stage: Does it Stimulate or Depress Music Sales?

with Joel Waldfogel. International Journal of Industrial Organization, 2017, forthcoming. [DOI] [Last Working Paper Version]

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] [Last Working Paper Version]

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 – Open Access]

Working Papers

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.

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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