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Digital Renaissance Book Talk

Professor Joel Waldfogel will deliver a talk on his book titled "Digital Renaissance," aiming to elucidate how digital technology is revolutionizing the conventional creative industries, and why this transformation could be advantageous.

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Digital  Renaissance Book Talk
Digital  Renaissance Book Talk

Time & Location

Aug 30, 2023, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

HKU-iCube, Two Exchange Square, 8 Connaught Pl, Central, Hong Kong

About the event

The Speaker

Joel Waldfogel is Frederick R. Kappel Chair in Applied Economics and Associate Dean of the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. Previously, he was the Ehrenkranz Family Professor of Business and Public Policy at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, where he had served as department chair and associate vice dean. Prior to Wharton, he was associate professor of economics at Yale University. He received a BA in economics from Brandeis University and a PhD in economics from Stanford University.

His main research interests are industrial organization and law and economics. He has conducted empirical studies of price advertising, media markets, the operation of differentiated product markets, and issues related to digital products, including piracy, pricing, and revenue sharing. He has published several books, including Digital Renaissance (Princeton University Press, 2018), The Tyranny of the Market: Why You Can't Always Get What You Want (Harvard University Press, 2007), and Scroogenomics: Why You Shouldn't Buy Presents for the Holidays (Princeton University Press, 2009). During 2021-2022, he was the Kamenstein Scholar at the US Copyright Office. He has also written for Slate.

In conversation with Joel Waldfogel

Moderator - Ms. Jienan Han, CFA

Director, HKU iCube

Panellist - Mr. Heiman Ng

Founder and Director, Art Prince Advisory

Panellist - Dr. Lisa Park SoYoung

Postdoctoral Researcher, City University of Hong Kong

Venue: HKU iCube, 4005-4007, 40/F, Two Exchange Square, Central

Language: English

Mode: Face-to-face Sharing

Lunch light will be served.

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