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Presentations

On this page you will find the presentations and posters of the workshop participants. The copyrights remain with the authors.

Thursday, 14.11.2019

10:15  10:30

Opening remarks (Christian Sprang, German Publishers & Booksellers Association)
10:30  11:00

Georg Götz, Daniel Herold, Jan Schäfer and Phil Klotz (JLU)
“The project on the effects of fixed book price systems at JLU: Background, data, objectives and cooperation”

11:00  12:15 Keynote

Joel Waldfogel (University of Minnesota)
“A Digital Renaissance in Books, or Fifty Shades of Dreck?”

13:30 – 15:00

Session on digital disruption: empirical evidence (Chair: Christiane Hellmanzik, TU Dortmund University)

Paul Crosby (Macquarie University Sydney)
“Digital disruption in the Australian book industry: Some empirical evidence”

Imke Reimers (Northeastern University)
“Digitization, Access to Information, and their Impacts on Traditional Institutions"

15:30 – 17:00

Session: Empirical studies on the effects of FBP (Chair: Samuel de Haas, JLU)

Christos Genakos (University of Cambridge)
“The Impact of Fixed Book Price Regulation on Prices and Variety”

Matt Olczak (Aston Business School)
“The impact of ending RPM on books: 20 years of evidence from the UK”

Georg Götz, Daniel Herold, Jan Schäfer and Phil Klotz (JLU)
“Stationary Trade and Experience Goods: The Case of Books”

17:25– 17:45

Poster session on data sources and on opening the black box of eReaders

Svenja Hagenhoff (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg)
"We Know What You Read Last Summer"

Georg Götz, Daniel Herold, Jan Schäfer and Phil Klotz (JLU)
“Data Overview”

Georg Götz, Daniel Herold, Jan Schäfer and Phil Klotz (JLU)

“Innovation in the Book Industry – E-Commerce vs. Brick-and-Mortar Stores”

Georg Götz, Daniel Herold, Jan Schäfer and Phil Klotz (JLU)
“Fixed vs. Flexible: What is the Impact of Fixed Book Price Systems on the Book Market?”

 

19:00

Dinner with speech by Francis Fishwick (Cranfield University) Handout Effects of abolition of Resale Price Maintenance on Books in UK (Draft)

 

Friday, 15.11.2019

09:00 – 10:30

Session on the effect of vertical restraints (e.g., FBP): theoretical approaches and empirical evidence (Chair: Matthias Hunold, University of Siegen)

Henrik Vetter (Royal Danish Library)
“Allocation under FBP Arrangements” + Full Text

Markus Dertwinkel-Kalt (Frankfurt School) & Mats Köster (DICE)
“Salience and Online Sales: The Role of Brand Image Concerns”

Fabian Herweg (Bayreuth University)
“Context-Dependent Preferences and Retailing: Vertical Restraints on Internet Sales”

11:00 – 12:15

Session on different policy approaches to support books as a cultural good (Chair: Svenja Hagenhoff, University Erlangen-Nürnberg)

Øystein Foros & Hans Jarle Kind (Norwegian School of Economics)
“Industry-wide laws vs. vertical agreements: The effects of different institutional setups”

Tore Slaatta (Oslo Metropolitan University) & Helge Ronning (University of Oslo)
“The Tools of Literary Politics” + Full Text

Christoph Bläsi (Mainz University)
“The interdependence of measurable positive effects of reading literary fiction and an independent book selling infrastructure: what´s the role of an FBP system?”

13:30– 14:45

Session on the legal and economic background of FBP-Systems and related vertical restraints: A European perspective (Chair: Petra Pohlmann, WWU Münster)

Andreas Fuchs (Osnabrück University)
“Compatibility of FBP systems with European law”

Morten Hviid (University of East Anglia)
“Who Should Set Book Prices? Conclusions from recent antitrust cases” + Full Text

Joost Poort (University of Amsterdam)
“FBP in the digital age: Copyright, online piracy and new business models”