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Review of Economic Research on Copyright Issues (RERCI)

Editorial Board

Managing Editor

richard watt

Richard Watt

Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Canterbury. His research focusses on applied microeconomics generally, with particular emphasis on problems involving risk, and on problems involving licensing of intellectual property. He has given expert testimony before the New Zealand Copyright Tribunal, and the US Copyright Royalty Board. He founded the group SERCI in 2001, and the journal RERCI in 2004, both with the objective of providing a level platform of debate for economic analysis of copyright.

Members

Tyler Cowen

Tyler Cowen

Holbert L. Harris Professor of Economics at George Mason University, and General Director of the Mercatus Center. Professor Cowan holds a PhD in economics from Harvard University (1987). His book “The Great Stagnation: How America Ate the Low-Hanging Fruit of Modern History, Got Sick, and Will (Eventually) Feel Better” was a New York Times best-seller. He has been named in an Economist poll as one of the most influential economists of the last decade. He co-writes the blog www.marginalrevolution.com.

Christian Handke

Christian Handke

Assistant Professor (tenured) of Cultural Economics at Erasmus University Rotterdam. He is program coordinator of the Master in Cultural Economics and Entrepreneurship. Since 2012, Dr. Handke also works as Senior Researcher at University of Amsterdam, where he participates in the research project on Copyright in an Age of Access. He has consulted for a variety of public and private organizations, including the European Commission, the National Academies of the Sciences (USA), and the UK Intellectual Property Office

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Paul Heald

Richard W. and Marie L. Corman Professor of Law at the University of Illinois School of Law. Previously, Prof. Heald was the youngest chaired professor ever at the University of Georgia School of Law. He is also a fellow and associated researcher at CREATe, the RCUK Centre for Copyright and New Business Models in the Creative Economy, based at the University of Glasgow. Prof. Heald specialises in the nexus between the law and economics of intellectual property.

Stanley J. Liebowitz

Stanley J. Liebowitz

Ashbel Smith Professor of Economics at University of Texas at Dallas. Prof. Liebowitz also directs the Center for the Analysis of Property Rights and Innovation at the University of Texas at Dallas. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of California at LA, and he has taught at the North Carolina State University, University of Chicago, and University of Rochester. Professor Liebowitz is the author of many important books and articles in competition policy, the economics of technology, network economics, and copyright.

Abhinay Muthoo

Abhinay Muthoo

Professor of Economics at the University of Warwick. Prof. Muthoo also co-directs the Warwick Policy Lab. He is very well-known for his work in the field of bargaining and negotiations, and game theory in general, and he has a particular interest in the strategic foundations underpinning the digital economy and intellectual property law.

Richard A. Posner

Richard A. Posner

Former Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (between 1981 and 2017). He was Chief Judge from 1993 to 2000. Judge Posner is also a senior lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School. He has written 30 books and more than 300 articles and book reviews, many of which are seminal works in the economics of intellectual property and in the economic analysis of the law generally. He has been identified as the most cited legal scholar of the 20th century.

Giovanni B. Ramello

Giovanni B. Ramello

Professor of Law and Economics at Eastern Piedmont University. Chairman of the International Programme IEL in Institutions, Economics and Law at Colegio Carlo Alberto (Turin), Editor in Chief of European Journal of Law and Economics, and Editor of the Encyclopedia of Law and Economics (published by Springer). Professor Ramello works at the forefront of the field of law and economics, and has a particular interest in the economics of copyright.

Lisa N. Takeyama

Lisa N. Takeyama

Associate Professor of Economics at San Francisco State University. Dr. Takeyama´s research focuses on industrial organization, with an emphasis on firms, markets, and strategic behavior. She is particularly interested in markets involving intellectual property goods, and the economics of copyright. Her work on the social welfare effects of consumer copying of intellectual property goods is particularly well-known.

Ruth Towse

Ruth Towse

Professor of Economics of Creative Industries at the University of Bornemouth. Prof. Towse is also Co-Director of the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy & Management at that same University, and is Professor Emerita of Erasmus University Rotterdam. She is a research fellow at CREATe (University of Glasgow). Ruth Towse’s research spans the general field of cultural economics, with emphasis on the economics of artists’ labour markets and copyright in the cultural industries.