PhD, University of California at Los Angeles, 1978
BA, Johns Hopkins University, 1971
MECO 6303 Business Economics
SYSM 6319 Business Economics
Current / Recent Research
“Paradise Lost or Fantasy Island? The Payment to Authors without Copyright Protection in 19th Century America” Journal of Law & Economics, August 2017.
“Clash of the Titans: The Internet as a competitor to Television” (with Alejandro Zentner), Review of Economics and Statistics Vol 94:1, February 2012, pp. 234-245.
“Willful Blindness: The Inefficient Reward Structure in Academic Research” Economic Inquiry, October 2014, 52 (4), 1267-83.
Awards and Recognition
Main Keynote Speaker at the Association for Cultural Economics International Bi-Annual Meeting, Kyoto Japan, June 22-24, 2012.
Presented the “Tullock Big Ideas About Information Lecture” at George Mason University, Feb 28th 2011.
Who’s Who in America 2009
“Rethinking the Network Economy” named one of the top 30 business books of 2003, according to Soundview Executive Books
Research was the focus of stories in the Wall Street Journal, Economist, New York Times, Wired, Financial Times, a program on the BBC referenced in Supreme Court decisions; Conducted interviews with Salon Magazine (2), ABC World News Tonight, NBC Evening News, Cavuto on Fox Television (2), Lehrer New Hour (PBS); Numerous mentions in newspapers and magazines
President of the Society for Economic Research on Copyright Issues
Who’s Who in Economics (based on academic citations)
Fellow of the Cato Institute, Progress and Freedom Foundation, Independent Institute, Competitive Enterprise Institute
Editorial/Advisory Boards: Copyright, Center for the Study of Digital Property, Center on Entrepreneurial Innovation, Intellectual Property Institute, Review of Economic Research on Copyright Issues, Special Issue of MIS Quarterly, Heartland Institute’s Digital Economic Center and Journal of Network Industries