Third, in analyzing open access and cost recovery policies, there have already been a number of studies that have resulted in assessments and empirical measurements. The resulting literature review, which is not comprehensive, is summarized in Table 1.

TABLE 1 Assessments of PSI Activities in Chronological Order, 2008-1998

Study Title

Author(s) and year

Models of Public Sector Information Provision via Trading Funds2

David Newbery, Lionel Bently, and Rufus Pollock. 2008.

EcoGeo Project3

Stéphane Roche, et al. 2007.

Fair Use in the U.S. Economy: Economic Contribution of Industries Relying on Fair Use4

Thomas Rogers and Andrew Szamosszegi. 2007.

The Power of Information: An Independent Review5

Ed Mayo and Tom Steinberg. 2007.

The Socio-Economic Impact of the Spatial Data Infrastructure of Catalonia6

Pilar Garcia Almirall, Montse Moix Bergadà, and Pau Queraltó Ros. Edited by Max Craglia. 2007; published 2008.

Benefits of the New GPS Civil Signal: The L2C Study7

Irving Leveson. 2006.

The Commercial Use of Public Information (CUPI)8

Office of Fair Trading, United Kingdom. 2006.

Developing Geographic Information Infrastructures: The Role of Information Policies9

Bastiaan Van Loenen. 2006.

Economic Impact of Open Source Software on Innovation and the

Rishab Aiyer Ghosh, et al. 2006.

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