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Joel Waldfogel

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, an affiliated faculty member at both Minnesota’s Department of Economics and Law School, and a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. He previously served as the Ehrenkranz Family Professor of Business and Public Policy, as well as Department Chair and Associate Vice Dean at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business. Waldfogel was also an Associate Professor of Economics at Yale University from 1990 to 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. He has focused most of his current research on copyright issues and has published papers on the impact of piracy on the revenue of authorized products in recorded music, motion pictures, and televisions. Waldfogel continues to research the broader impacts of digitalization on the supply of new products in creative industries and has published two books and over 50 articles in scholarly outlets.