My research has examined the effects of digitization on the supply of recorded music and on the welfare benefits of new products. I have also studied the effectiveness and consequences of copyright enforcement policies and their effect on consumer behavior, the interaction between distinct music consumption channels, and the welfare effects of digital music and movie trade. I am additionally studying how music and movie streaming platforms (such as Spotify and Netflix) affect content availability and production as well as global consumption patterns. 

You can also visit my research pages at SSRN, IDEAS RePEc, ORCID, and Google Scholar.

Refereed Journal Publications

Platforms and the Transformation of the Content Industries

with Imke Reimers & Joel Waldfogel. Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, 2023. [DOI - Open Access]

Absorptive Capacity, Knowledge Spillovers, and Incentive Contracts 

with Philippe Gagnepain. International Journal of Industrial Organization, 2022, 82: 102830. [DOI] [Last Working Paper Version]

Playlisting Favorites: Measuring Platform Bias in the Music Industry 

with Joel Waldfogel & Sarah Waldfogel. International Journal of Industrial Organization, 2021, 78: 102765. [DOI] [NBER Working Paper

Platforms, Power, and Promotion: Evidence from Spotify Playlists

with Joel Waldfogel. Journal of Industrial Economics, 2021, 69: 653-691. [DOI] [Last Working Paper Version]

Catch Me if You Can: Effectiveness and Consequences of Online Copyright Enforcement 

with Jörg Claussen & Christian Peukert. Information Systems Research, 2018, 29(3): 656-678. [DOI] [Last Working Paper Version

Quality Predictability and the Welfare Benefits from New Products: Evidence from the Digitization of Recorded Music

with Joel Waldfogel. Journal of Political Economy, 2018, 126(2): 492-524. [DOI] [NBER Working Paper


Netflix: Global Hegemon or Facilitator of Frictionless Digital Trade? 

with Joel Waldfogel. Journal of Cultural Economics, 2018, 42(3): 419-445. [DOI] [Last Working Paper Version]

As Streaming Reaches Flood Stage, Does it Stimulate or Depress Music Sales? 

with Joel Waldfogel. International Journal of Industrial Organization, 2018, 57: 278-307. [DOI] [Last Working Paper Version

Let the Music Play? Free Streaming and its Effects on Digital Music Consumption 

Information Economics and Policy, 2017, 41: 1-14. [DOI – Open Access

European Cooperative R&D and Firm Performance: Evidence Based on Funding Differences in Key Actions

with Philippe Gagnepain. International Journal of Industrial Organization, 2017, 53: 1-31. [DOI] [Last Working Paper Version

Even the Losers Get Lucky Sometimes: New Products and the Evolution of Music Quality since Napster 

with Joel Waldfogel. Information Economics and Policy, 2016, 34: 1-15. [DOI] [Last Working Paper Version

Digital Music Consumption on the Internet: Evidence from Clickstream Data 

with Bertin Martens. Information Economics and Policy, 2016, 34: 27-43. [DOI – Open Access

Book Chapters 

La Digitalización y las Industrias Culturales

with Joel Waldfogel. In Economía y cultura. Una mirada hacia el futuro, edited by Victoria Ateca Amestoy, Juan-José Ganuza, and Jesús Prieto Sacristán , 295-322, 2021. FUNCAS Social and Economic Studies, 5. Madrid, Spain. [link]

Digitization and the Content Industries

with Joel Waldfogel. In Economic Analysis of the Digital Revolution, edited by Juan José Ganuza and Gerard Llobet, 273-304, 2018. FUNCAS Social and Economic Studies, 5. Madrid, Spain. [link]

Working Papers

Bad Apples on Rotten Tomatoes: Critics, Crowds, and Gender Bias in Product Ratings, R&R at Marketing Science.

Facebook Shadow Profiles

with Christian Peukert, Maximilian Schaefer, and Hannes Ullrich. [link

Digitization and the Welfare Effects of Motion Picture Trade

with Joel Waldfogel. [link

Digitization, Copyright, and the Welfare Effects of Music Trade 

with Joel Waldfogel. IPTS Digital Economy Working Paper 2014/05. [link

Work in Progress 

Let that Sync in: The Effect of Music Reuse on Product Discovery

with Zhizhong Chen.

Platform Power Struggle: Spotify and the Major Record Labels, 2017-2020

with Joel Waldfogel and Axel Zeijen.

The Value of Data: Evidence from Web Tracking

with Tomaso Duso, Jonas Hannane, Christian Peukert, and Hannes Ullrich.

Does Digitization Threaten Local Culture? Music in the Transition from iTunes to Spotify  

with Joel Waldfogel & Estrella Gómez.