A Replication of Four Quasi-Experiments and Three Facts from 'the Effect of File Sharing on Record Sales: An Empirical Analysis' (Journal of Political Economy 2007)

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Title: A Replication of Four Quasi-Experiments and Three Facts from 'the Effect of File Sharing on Record Sales: An Empirical Analysis' (Journal of Political Economy 2007)
Author(s):
Liebowitz, Stanley J.
Date Created: 2017-05-18
Item Type: article
Keywords: Market share
Piracy (Copyright)
Electronic commerce
Computer file sharing
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 by using identical data and statistical methods where possible, as well as sometimes extending or augmenting the data or methods. This study concludes that the quasi-experiments performed by OS each contain important errors, oversights or inconsistencies that most often, but not completely, overturn the results claimed in the original OS article.
ISSN: 1864-6042
Link to Related Resource: http://dx.doi.org/10.5018/economics-ejournal.ja.2017-13
Persistent Link: http://hdl.handle.net/10735.1/6031
Bibliographic Citation: Liebowitz, Stan J.. 2017. "A replication of four quasi-experiments and three facts from 'the effect of file sharing on record sales: an empirical analysis' (Journal of Political Economy 2007)." Economics–The Open Access Open-Assessment E-Journal 11, doi:10.5018/economics-ejournal.ja.2017-13
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