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Coagents as intermediaries in the book industry

Choosing an economics principles textbook: A perspective on the CORE project

This article discusses recent changes in the teaching of economics principles at universities, focused on the CORE project’s textbook, The Economy, which was developed in response to the Global Financial Crisis. The textbook aims to transform …

Don’t Look Back? Backward Compatibility in the Video Gaming Industry

Backward compatibility is a governance strategy that can be adopted by platform owners to build indirect network effects and encourage owners of older compatible software to update to newer hardware models. Previous research shows backward …

Netflix chills and revamps its viewing metrics: Preliminary analysis and opportunities for research

In November 2021, Netflix surprised industry observers by announcing the release of three data sets containing information on its viewing metrics. Up until this time, Netflix had been notoriously protective of its data, much to the frustration of …

Psychological momentum among non-experts: Evidence from club golfers Authors

This study examines the link between psychological momentum and performance. In sporting settings, the notion that prior performance may influence future outcomes is a familiar one to fans and athletes alike. However, the identification of a causal …

Survey evidence on the impact of COVID-19 on Australian musicians and implications for policy

This study provides survey evidence concerning how COVID-19 has impacted Australian musicians. Between June and July 2020, we surveyed 203 musicians about the effects of the pandemic on their employment and income. Using a Seemingly Unrelated …

It takes two, baby! Feature artist collaborations and streaming demand for music

Over the last 30 years, there has been an increasing tendency for artists to collaborate with ‘feature’ artists on one-off song projects. Although there might be purely artistic reasons for such collaborations, it is not clear a priori if there are …

Should subscription-based content creators display their earnings on crowdfunding platforms? Evidence from Patreon

In January 2017, the subscription-based crowdfunding platform Patreon allowed their users (creators) the ability to hide their earnings from existing and potential subscribers. Prior to this, all monthly earnings were visible. We investigate what …

Public acceptance of carbon taxes in Australia

Carbon taxes can be a low-cost approach to reducing carbon dioxide emissions but are often constrained by public acceptability. Our study investigates public support for carbon taxes in Australia in two ways. First, we use a discrete choice …

When does managerial experience matter? Evidence from Major League Baseball

In the world of professional sports, a manager's ability to influence team success is often questioned. This study exploits a unique feature of Major League Baseball (MLB), which has different rules of play depending on what league a team is in, to …