Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/148420
Authors: 
Liebowitz, Stan J.
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
Economics Discussion Papers 2016-48
Abstract: 
The influential piracy paper by Professors Oberholzer-Gee and Strumpf, although mainly based on proprietary data, contained an 'important complement' to the main results, consisting of four "quasi-experiments" using publicly available data. This replication examines all of these quasi-experiments, first, by narrowly using identical data and statistical methods, as well as in a broader sense by extending or augmenting the data or methods. This study concludes that none of the four quasi-experiments provide evidence in support of OS' hypothesis that file-sharing has not harmed record sales.
Subjects: 
Piracy
File Sharing
Oberholzer-Gee
Strumpf
Sound Recordings
Music
iTunes
Napster
JEL: 
Z1
O3
L8
Creative Commons License: 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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