The Impact of Digitization on Business Models in Copyright-Driven
Industries: A Review of the Economic Issues
Lisa Cameron and Coleman Bazelon
Lisa Cameron is a principal at the Brattle Group with over 15 years of experience consulting to attorneys and companies involved in commercial litigation, regulatory proceedings, and other complex matters. Her industry experience includes energy, telecommunications, consumer products, broadcasting, software, health care, transportation, and pharmaceuticals.
Dr. Cameron has broad experience in intellectual property, regulatory policy, antitrust, and finance matters. In addition, she has testified in matters involving competition and investment incentives before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and state public utility commissions.
Prior to becoming a consultant, Dr. Cameron was a professor of economics in Carnegie Mellon University’s Graduate School of Business, where she taught courses in microeconomic theory, regulation, and antitrust policy. She earned her B.Sc. in Business/Economics from Cornell University and her Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University.
Coleman Bazelon is a principal at the Brattle Group, which provides consulting and expert testimony in economics, finance, and regulation to corporations, law firms, and governments around the world. Dr. Bazelon
is an expert in regulation and strategy in the wireless, wireline, and video sectors. He has consulted and testified on behalf of clients in numerous telecommunications matters, ranging from wireless license auctions, spectrum management, and competition policy, to patent infringement, wireless reselling, and broadband deployment.
Dr. Bazelon frequently advises regulatory and legislative bodies, including the U.S. Federal Communications Commission and the U.S. Congress. He also has expertise in the federal government’s use of discount rates for policy and regulatory analysis, intellectual property valuation, and antitrust and damages analysis. Prior to joining Brattle, Dr. Bazelon was a vice president with Analysis Group, an economic and strategy consulting firm. During that time, he expanded the firm’s telecommunications practice area. He also served as a principal analyst in the Microeconomic and Financial Studies Division of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) where he researched reforms of radio spectrum management; estimated the budgetary and private sector impacts of spectrum-related legislative proposals; and advised on auction design and privatization issues for all research at the CBO.
Dr. Bazelon earned his B.A. in Economics from Wesleyan, his M.S. in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the London School of Economics, and his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley.
Economic Effect of Copyright: The Empirical Evidence So Far
Christian Handke is Assistant Professor (tenured) of Cultural Economics at Erasmus University Rotterdam and Senior Researcher at University of Amsterdam. At Erasmus University, Dr. Handke is program coordinator for the Master in Cultural Economics and Entrepreneurship. At University of Amsterdam, he participates in the research project on Copyright in an Age of Access. His research focuses on cultural economics and the economics of copyright, innovation, and technological change, as well as the record industry.
In 2010, Dr. Handke received his doctorate in economics at Erasmus University Rotterdam with highest distinction. His dissertation was short-listed for the Boekman Dissertation Prize 2012. He also holds an M.A. with distinction in Science, Technology, and Society from Linköping University (Sweden) and a B.A. in European Studies from the University of North London. Between 2003 and 2007, he was junior lecturer/researcher
Christian Handke has consulted for a variety of public and private organizations, including Industry Canada, the UK Intellectual Property Office and Fundacion Autor (Spain).
Online Access and the Scientific Journal Market: An Economist’s Perspective
Mark J. McCabe
Mark J. McCabe is a research investigator in the School of Information at the University of Michigan, a visiting professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Goettingen in Germany, and a Visiting Scholar at OFCE and SKEMA Business School in Sophia Antipolis, France. Dr. McCabe’s research in the field of industrial organization currently focuses on the economics of digital information goods markets (with a particular interest in scientific publishing) and the implications of the online environment for competition policy. His research has appeared in scholarly journals including the American Economic Review, the Rand Journal of Economics, and Nature. As a member of the State Center Panel of Economists, Dr. McCabe has assisted Attorney Generals from different states including California, Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts, and New York, on a variety of antitrust investigations. He earned his B.A. from Brown University, his M.S. from MIT and his Ph.D. in Applied Economics from the Sloan School of Management at MIT.
Copyright-Protected Assets in the National Accounts
Rachel Soloveichik and David Wasshausen
Rachel Soloveichik works for the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis. Dr. Soloveichik earned her B.A. in Math and Statistics, then her M.B.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago. Her interests include entertainment investment, biological investment, personal remittances by immigrants, and other areas. Dr. Soloveichik’s papers have been published in the Survey of Current Business and the American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings.
Dave Wasshausen is chief of the Industry Sector Division within the Bureau of Economic Analysis’s (BEA) Industry Economic Accounts directorate. He is responsible for the preparation and publication of many of the industry accounts products, including the forthcoming arts and cultural production satellite account. Previously, Mr. Wasshausen spent over 20 years working in BEA’s National Economic Accounts directorate, most recently overseeing BEA’s Fixed Assets Accounts, which included net stocks, depreciation, and fixed investment. His areas of interest include input-output analysis, index number theory, price indexes for IT goods and services, productivity analysis, and depreciation profiles. He earned his Bachelors and Masters in Economics from Miami University and American University respectively. Mr. Wasshausen is published in the American Economic Review and the National Bureau of Economic Research journal Measuring Capital in the New Economy.