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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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

Michael Smith gave a talk at the NBER Digitization Tutorial on “The Economics of Entertainment Digitization”. -March 1, 2018

Michael Smith gave a talk at the Loyola Law School on “The Economics of Intellectual Property and Consumer Behavior”. – February 26, 2018 

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