Economic Analysis of the Digital Economy

Avi Goldfarb, Shane M. Greenstein, and Catherine E. Tucker, editors

Conference held June 6-7, 2013
Published in April 2015 by University of Chicago Press
© 2015 by the National Bureau of Economic Research

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497 pages
ISBN: 0-226-20684-X

Table of Contents

Front matter, table of contents, acknowledgments: Avi Goldfarb, Shane M. Greenstein, Catherine E. Tucker (bibliographic info) (download)
Introduction: Avi Goldfarb, Shane M. Greenstein, Catherine E. Tucker (p. 1 - 17) (bibliographic info) (download)
1. Modularity and the Evolution of the Internet: Timothy Simcoe (p. 21 - 47) (bibliographic info) (download)
       Comment: Timothy F. Bresnahan (p. 47 - 53) (bibliographic info) (download)
2. What Are We Not Doing When We Are Online?: Scott Wallsten (p. 55 - 82) (bibliographic info) (download) (data appendix)(Working Paper version)
       Comment: Chris Forman (p. 82 - 85) (bibliographic info) (download)
3. The Future of Prediction: How Google Searches Foreshadow Housing Prices and Sales: Lynn Wu, Erik Brynjolfsson (p. 89 - 118) (bibliographic info) (download)
4. Bayesian Variable Selection for Nowcasting Economic Time Series: Steven L. Scott, Hal R. Varian (p. 119 - 135) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
5. Searching for Physical and Digital Media: The Evolution of Platforms for Finding Books: Michael R. Baye, Babur De los Santos, Matthijs R. Wildenbeest (p. 137 - 165) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
       Comment: Marc Rysman (p. 165 - 167) (bibliographic info) (download)
6. Ideology and Online News: Matthew Gentzkow, Jesse M. Shapiro (p. 169 - 190) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
7. Measuring the Effects of Advertising: The Digital Frontier: Randall Lewis, Justin M. Rao, David H. Reiley (p. 191 - 218) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
8. Digitization and the Contract Labor Market: A Research Agenda: Ajay Agrawal, John Horton, Nicola Lacetera, Elizabeth Lyons (p. 219 - 250) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
       Comment: Christopher Stanton (p. 250 - 255) (bibliographic info) (download)
9. Some Economics of Private Digital Currency: Joshua S. Gans, Hanna Halaburda (p. 257 - 276) (bibliographic info) (download)
10. Estimation of Treatment Effects from Combined Data: Identification versus Data Security: Tatiana Komarova, Denis Nekipelov, Evgeny Yakovlev (p. 279 - 308) (bibliographic info) (download)
11. Information Lost: Will the "Paradise" That Information Promises, to Both Consumer and Firm, Be "Lost" on Account of Data Breaches? The Epic is Playing Out: Catherine L. Mann (p. 309 - 351) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
       Comment: Amalia R. Miller (p. 351 - 356) (bibliographic info) (download)
12. Copyright and the Profitability of Authorship: Evidence from Payments to Writers in the Romantic Period: Megan MacGarvie, Petra Moser (p. 357 - 379) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
       Comment: Koleman Strumpf (p. 379 - 384) (bibliographic info) (download)
13. Understanding Media Markets in the Digital Age: Economics and Methodology: Brett Danaher, Samita Dhanasobhon, Michael D. Smith, Rahul Telang (p. 385 - 406) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
14. Digitization and the Quality of New Media Products: The Case of Music: Joel Waldfogel (p. 407 - 442) (bibliographic info) (download)
15. The Nature and Incidence of Software Piracy: Evidence from Windows: Susan Athey, Scott Stern (p. 443 - 477) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
       Comment: Ashish Arora (p. 477 - 479) (bibliographic info) (download)
List of contributors, indexes: Avi Goldfarb, Shane M. Greenstein, Catherine E. Tucker (p. 481 - 497) (bibliographic info) (download)
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