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Joel Waldfogel

Frederick R. Kappel Chair in Applied Economics, University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management

Joel Waldfogel is the Frederick R. Kappel Chair in Applied Economics at the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management. Before joining Minnesota, Waldfogel was at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School (1997-2010) and the Yale University Department of Economics (1990-1997). He has conducted empirical studies of price advertising, media markets, the operation of differentiated product markets, and issues related to digital products, including piracy, pricing, revenue sharing, and the effects of digitization on the supply of new products. Most of his research since 2004 has focused on copyright-related issues. He has published papers on the impact of piracy on the revenue of authorized products in recorded music, motion pictures, and television. Since 2010, he has done research, and has published papers, on the broader impacts of digitization on the supply of new products in creative industries. His book Digital Renaissance (Princeton University Press) appeared in fall 2018.