Joel Waldfogel Frederick R. Kappel Chair in Applied Economics
3-177 Carlson School of Management
University of Minnesota
321 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455
NBER Program Affiliations:
NBER Affiliation: Research Associate
Institutional Affiliation: University of Minnesota
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NBER Working Papers and Publications
February 2020 Digitization and Pre-Purchase Information: The Causal and Welfare Impacts of Reviews and Crowd Ratings
with Imke C. Reimers: w26776
January 2020 Digitization and Its Consequences for Creative-Industry Product and Labor Markets
in The Role of Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Economic Growth, Aaron Chatterji, Josh Lerner, Scott Stern, and Michael J. Andrews, editors
June 2019 Dining Out as Cultural Trade
June 2018 Platforms, Promotion, and Product Discovery: Evidence from Spotify Playlists
with Luis Aguiar: w24713
January 2017 Will Ad Blocking Break the Internet?
with Ben Shiller, Johnny Ryan: w23058
September 2016 Quality Predictability and the Welfare Benefits from New Products: Evidence from the Digitization of Recorded Music
with Luis Aguiar: w22675
Published: Luis Aguiar & Joel Waldfogel, 2018. "
Quality Predictability and the Welfare Benefits from New Products: Evidence from the Digitization of Recorded Music," Journal of Political Economy, vol 126(2), pages 492-524.
June 2016 The Random Long Tail and the Golden Age of Television
in Innovation Policy and the Economy, Volume 17, Shane Greenstein, Josh Lerner, and Scott Stern, editors
April 2016 Faculty Preferences over Unionization: Evidence from Open Letters at Two Research Universities
October 2015 Streaming Reaches Flood Stage: Does Spotify Stimulate or Depress Music Sales?
with Luis Aguiar: w21653
Published: Luis Aguiar & Joel Waldfogel, 2017. "
As streaming reaches flood stage, does it stimulate or depress music sales?," International Journal of Industrial Organization, .
Optimal Product Variety in Radio Markets
with Steven Berry, Alon Eizenberg: w21621
Published: Steven Berry & Alon Eizenberg & Joel Waldfogel, 2016. "
Optimal product variety in radio markets," RAND Journal of Economics, RAND Corporation, vol. 47(3), pages 463-497, 08. citation courtesy of
April 2015 Digitization and the Quality of New Media Products: The Case of Music
in Economic Analysis of the Digital Economy, Avi Goldfarb, Shane M. Greenstein, and Catherine E. Tucker, editors
September 2014 Fixed Costs and the Product Market Treatment of Preference Minorities
with Steven Berry, Alon Eizenberg: w20488
Published: Steven Berry & Alon Eizenberg & Joel Waldfogel, 2016. "
Fixed Costs and the Product Market Treatment of Preference Minorities," The Journal of Industrial Economics, vol 64(3), pages 466-493. citation courtesy of
April 2012 Music Piracy and Its Effects on Demand, Supply, and Welfare
in Innovation Policy and the Economy, Volume 12, Josh Lerner and Scott Stern, editors
October 2011 Copyright Protection, Technological Change, and the Quality of New Products: Evidence from Recorded Music since Napster
Published: Joel Waldfogel, 2012. "
Copyright Protection, Technological Change, and the Quality of New Products: Evidence from Recorded Music since Napster," Journal of Law and Economics, University of Chicago Press, vol. 55(4), pages 715 - 740. citation courtesy of
March 2011 Bye, Bye, Miss American Pie? The Supply of New Recorded Music Since Napster
August 2010 Public Monopoly and Economic Efficiency: Evidence from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board's Entry Decisions
with Katja Seim: w16258
Published: Katja Seim & Joel Waldfogel, 2013. "
Public Monopoly and Economic Efficiency: Evidence from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board's Entry Decisions," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 103(2), pages 831-62, April. citation courtesy of
May 2010 Pop Internationalism: Has A Half Century of World Music Trade Displaced Local Culture?
with Fernando Ferreira: w15964
Pop Internationalism: Has A Half Century of World Music Trade Displaced Local Culture?”, with Joel Waldfogel. Economic Journal, June 2013, Vol. 123, Issue 569, p. 634-664. citation courtesy of
February 2010 Who Benefits Whom in the Neighborhood? Demographics and Retail Product Geography
in Agglomeration Economics, Edward L. Glaeser, editor
October 2009 Music for a Song: An Empirical Look at Uniform Song Pricing and its Alternatives
with Ben Shiller: w15390
Music for a Song: An Empirical Look at Uniform Song Prices and its Alternatives.” (with Ben Shiller), Journal of Industrial Economics, December 2011 (revised version of NBER Working Paper 15390, October 2009).
October 2007 "Lost" on the Web: Does Web Distribution Stimulate or Depress Television Viewing?
Published: Waldfogel, Joel, 2009.
Lost on the web: Does web distribution stimulate or depress television viewing?,"
Information Economics and Policy,
Elsevier, vol. 21(2), pages 158-168, June.
citation courtesy of
August 2007 Close to You? Bias and Precision in Patent-Based Measures of Technological Proximity
with Mary Benner: w13322
Published: Benner, Mary & Waldfogel, Joel, 2008. "
Close to you? Bias and precision in patent-based measures of technological proximity," Research Policy, Elsevier, vol. 37(9), pages 1556-1567, October. citation courtesy of
June 2006 Media Markets and Localism: Does Local News en Español Boost Hispanic Voter Turnout?
with Felix Oberholzer-Gee: w12317
Published: Felix Oberholzer-Gee & Joel Waldfogel, 2009.
Media Markets and Localism: Does Local News en Espanol Boost Hispanic Voter Turnout?,"
American Economic Review,
American Economic Association, vol. 99(5), pages 2120-28, December.
citation courtesy of
February 2006 Piracy on the Silver Screen
with Rafael Rob: w12010
Published: Rob, Rafael and Joel Waldfogel. “
Piracy on the Silver Screen.” Journal of Industrial Economics (Sept. 2007).
January 2006 The Median Voter and the Median Consumer: Local Private Goods and Residential Sorting
Published: Waldfogel, Joel. “The Median Voter and the Median Consumer: Local Private Goods and Residential Sorting.” Journal of Urban Economics (March 2008).
November 2004 Piracy on the High C's: Music Downloading, Sales Displacement, and Social Welfare in a Sample of College Students
with Rafael Rob: w10874
Published: Rob, Rafael and Joel Waldfogel. "
Piracy On The High C's: Music Downloading, Sales Displacement, and Social Welfare In A Sample Of College Students," Journal of Law and Economics, 2006, v49(1,Apr), 29-62. citation courtesy of
October 2003 Geography and the Internet: Is the Internet a Substitute or a Complement for Cities?
with Todd Sinai: w10028
Published: Sinai, Todd and Joel Waldfogel. "
Geography And The Internet: Is The Internet A Substitute Or A Complement For Cities?," Journal of Urban Economics, 2004, v56(1,Jul), 1-24. citation courtesy of
September 2003 Does Information Undermine Brand? Information Intermediary Use and Preference for Branded Web Retailers
with Lu Chen: w9942
Published: Waldfogel, Joel and Lu Chen. “
Does Information Undermine Brand? Information Intermediary Use and Preference for Branded Web Retailers.” Journal of Industrial Economics (December 2006).
June 2003 Social Learning and Coordination in High-Stakes Games: Evidence from Friend or Foe
with Felix Oberholzer-Gee, Matthew White: w9805
Does Misery Love Company? Evidence from pharmaceutical markets before and after the Orphan Drug Act
with Frank R. Lichtenberg: w9750
May 2003 Product Quality and Market Size
with Steven Berry: w9675
Published: Steven Berry & Joel Waldfogel, 2010. "
PRODUCT QUALITY AND MARKET SIZE " Journal of Industrial Economics, Blackwell Publishing, vol. 58(1), pages 1-31, 03. -super-* ,
January 2002 Do Low-Income Housing Subsidies Increase Housing Consumption?
with Todd Sinai: w8709
Published: Sinai, Todd and Joel Waldfogel. "Do Low-Income Housing Subsidies Increase The Occupied Housing Stock?," Journal of Public Economics, 2005, v89(11-12,Dec), 2137-2164.
April 2001 Electoral Acceleration: The Effect of Minority Population on Minority Voter Turnout
with Felix Oberholzer-Gee: w8252
Published: Oberholzer-Gee, Felix and Joel Waldfogel. “Strength in Numbers: Group Size and Political Mobilization.” Journal of Law & Economics (October 2005).
October 2000 Who Benefits Whom in Daily Newspaper Markets?
with Lisa George: w7944
Published: George, Lisa and Joel Waldfogel. "Who Affects Whom In Daily Newspaper Markets?," Journal of Political Economy, 2003, v111(4,Aug), 765-784.
October 1999 Preference Externalities: An Empirical Study of Who Benefits Whom in Differentiated Product Markets
Published: Waldfogel, Joel. "
Preference Externalities: An Empirical Study Of Who Benefits Whom In Differentiated-Product Markets," Rand Journal of Economics, 2003, v34(3,Autumn), 557-568. citation courtesy of
April 1999 Mergers, Station Entry, and Programming Variety in Radio Broadcasting
with Steven T. Berry: w7080
Published: Published as "Free Entry and Social Inefficiency in Radio Broadcasting", RAND Journal of Economics, Vol. 30, no. 3 (Autumn 1999): 397-420.
March 1998 The Effect of Price Advertising and Prices: Evidence in the Wake of 44 Liquormart
with Jeffrey Milyo: w6488
American Economic Review, Vol. 89, no. 5 (December 1999): 1081-1096. citation courtesy of
February 1998 Reconciling Asymmetric Information and Divergent Expectations Theories of Litigation
Journal of Law & Economics, Vol. 41, no. 2, part 1 (October 1998): 451-476. citation courtesy of
January 1998 Do Sentencing Guidelines Raise the Cost of Punishment?
with Jose Meade: w6361
June 1997 Public Radio in the United States: Does It Correct Market Failure or Cannibalize Commercial Stations?
with Steven T. Berry: w6057
Journal of Public Economics, Vol. 71, no. 2 (February 1999): 189-211. citation courtesy of
April 1996 Free Entry and Social Inefficiency in Radio Broadcasting
with Steven Berry: w5528
Journal of Economics, Vol. 30, no. 3 (Autumn 1999): 397-420. citation courtesy of
February 1996 A Citation-Based Test for Discrimination at Economics and Finance Journals
with Scott Smart: w5460
January 1994 The Best Business Schools: A Market Based Approach
with Joseph Tracy: w4609
Journal of Business, 1997, vol.70, No.1, pp.1-31 citation courtesy of
November 1993 The Effect of Convicton on Income Through the Life Cycle
with Daniel Nagin: w4551
International Review of Law & Economics, Vol. 18, no. 1 (March 1998), pp. 25-40. citation courtesy of
October 1993 The Selection Hypothesis and the Relationship between Trial and Plaintiff Victory
Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 103, no. 2 (April 1995): 229-260. citation courtesy of
June 1991 Real Interest Rates and the Savings and Loan Crisis: The Moral Hazard Premium
with John B. Shoven, Scott B. Smart: w3754
Journal of Economic Perspectives, Vol. 6, no. 1 (Winter 1992): 155-167. citation courtesy of