The Initiative for Digital Entertainment Analytics (IDEA) at Carnegie Mellon University conducts research into timely public policy and managerial questions raised by the emergence of digital distribution channels for entertainment content.

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Recent News

Michael Smith was a panelist for “Trust in Storytelling: Can Content Creators Ever Win?” at the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, Entertainment Technology @ 2018 Conference in Sunnyvale, California. – June 14, 2018

Michael Smith and Rahul Telang’s opinion piece, “Godspeed to AT&T-Time Warner” was featured in The Wall Street Journal. -June 13, 2018

Michael Smith’s paper with Jeffrey Hu and Hailiang Chen is now available in Management Science articles in advance. In the paper they analyze the impact of delayed Kindle releases on hardcover book sales and overall book sales. They find that delaying Kindle availability has very little impact of hardcover sales and significantly hurts Kindle sales. -April 2, 2018

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