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Ph.D. - Economics University of California at Los Angeles - 1978
Expert on all facets of digital piracy. My original work on the impact of photocopying was the template on which later analyses of newer forms of piracy were based. I have extensively studied impact of piracy on music sales.
Willful Blindness: The Inefficient Reward Structure in Academic Research, Economic Inquiry, Vol 52 (4), Pp. 1267-83. 2014 - Publication
Vol 94:1, February 2012, pp. 234-245.“Clash of the Titans: The Internet as a competitor to Television” (with Alejandro Zentner), Review of Economics and Statistics Vol 94:1, February 2012, pp. 234-245. 2012 - Publication
“Is Efficient Copyright a Reasonable Goal?” George Washington Law Review, Vol 79, Issue 6, September 2011, p1692-1711. 2011 - Publication
Bundles of Joy: The Ubiquity and Efficiency of Bundles in New Technology Markets. With Stephen Margolis. Journal of Competition Law & Economics. 1 Vol. 5, March 2009, pp. 1-48. Lead Article. 2009 - Publication
ARMs, Not Subprimes, Caused the Mortgage Crisis, The Economists Voice Vol. 6: Iss. 12, Article 4 (2009). 2009 - Publication
Testing File-Sharing's Impact on Music Album Sales in Cities Management Science. 4. 54. (2008): 852-859. 2008 - Publication
How to Best Ensure Remuneration for Creators in the Market for Music? Copyright and its Alternatives. With Richard Watt. Journal of Economic Surveys. 20.4. (2006): 513-545. 2006 - Publication
File-Sharing: Creative Destruction or Just Plain Destruction? Journal of Law and Economics. 49.1. (2006): 1-28. 2006 - Publication
Ashbel Smith Professor University of Texas at Dallas [2006–Present]
Director University of Texas at Dallas [2004–Present]
Academic Associate Dean University of Texas at Dallas [1996–1999]
Professor University of Texas at Dallas [1993–2006]
Associate Professor University of Texas at Dallas [1991–1993]
Associate Professor North Carolina State University [1986–1991]
John Olin Faculty Fellow in Law of Economics University of Chicago [1985–1986]
Assistant Professor of Economics University of Rochestor [1982–1986]
Assistant Professor University of Western Ontario [1977–1982]
Advisory Board for Heartland Institute’s Digital Economic Center 1999-present
Advisory Board for the Center for the Study of Digital Property, 2005-
Advisory Board for the Center on Entrepreneurial Innovation 2005-
Advisory Board of the Intellectual Property Institute, University of Richmond Law School 2005-
Advisory Board of the Media Institute 2007-2009
Adjunct Scholar, Competitive Enterprise Institute, 2003-
Adjunct Scholar, Cato Institute, 2003-
Fellow, Independent Institute, 1998-
Honors, Awards, Publicity
Main Keynote Speaker at the Association for Cultural Economics International Bi-Annual Meeting, Kyoto Japan, June 22-24, 2012.
Presented the “Tullock Big Ideas About Information Lecture” at George Mason University, Feb 28th 2011.
Who’s Who in America 2009-
Erskine Visiting Fellow at the University of Canterbury 2007 (declined)
Ashbel Smith Chair at the University of Texas at Dallas 2006-
President, Society for Economic Research on Copyright Issues, 2006-2008.
Keynote speaker at Business Software Alliance Regional Meeting in Kuala Lumpur, November2005.
US Supreme Court MGM v. Grokster concurring opinion authored by Justice Breyer cited mypaper on file-sharing.3
Symposium on the 20th anniversary of my concept of indirect appropriability. The Review of
Economic Research on Copyright Issues 2005.
Included in Who’s Who in Economics – based on receiving citations from academic articles.
Mark Blaug and Howard Vane (eds), Fourth Edition, Edward Elgar Publishing 2003.
Rethinking the Network Economy picked as one of the top 30 business books in 2003 by
Soundview Executive Books.
Article with Steve Margolis in Reason Magazine (1996) selected to be in Reason’s anthology of
Best Articles of the Decade (1990s), 2002.
A Keynote speaker at Conference on Media in Cyberspace at Harvard University, Oct. 18, 2003.
Keynote address at the Inaugural Conference of the Society for Economic Research on Copyright
Issues. Madrid Spain, June, 2002.
Keynote address at conference on Competition, Monopoly, and Regulation in the Information
Age in Frankfort, Germany, May 25, 2000.
“Distinguished Research Award” North Carolina State U, 1990
1990 Bradley Fellowship to Attend Mt. Pelerin Society Meetings in Munich Germany
1985-86 John Olin Faculty Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School
1975-76 Smith Richardson Fellowship, UCLA
1973-75 TAship UCLA
1967-71 Open Scholarship, Johns Hopkins
1967 Regents Scholarship, New York State (declined)
2000- Numerous faculty committees
1996-1999 Academic Associate Dean Management School;
1994-95 Member of Accreditation Task Force; Committee on Educational Policy; Committee on Undergraduate Requirements
1993-94 Faculty Senate; Committee On Educational Policy; Committee On Undergraduate Requirements; School Of Management Curriculum Committee; Arranged Visit of James Buchanan - Nobel prize winner in economics.
1992-93 Faculty Senate; Academic Council; College Master For School Of Management; Committee On Educational Policy; Committee On Undergraduate Requirements; Intellectual Property Committee; School Of Management Curriculum Committee
1991-2: Intellectual Property Committee; School Of Management Curriculum Committee
Economics professor Stan Liebowitz has been asked to contribute to the invitation-only blog Thinkernet, a forum that asks leading technology figures to ponder the Internet’s future. Dr. Liebowitz's first post analyzes the business model used by the popular rock band Radiohead, which released its most recent album on the Internet for a price that its customers could pick for themselves. Other bloggers on Thinkernet include Philip Rosedale, founder and CEO of Linden Lab, responsible for the popular online game Second Life; and Craig Newmark, founder of Craigslist.com. Dr. Liebowitz is the Ashbel Smith Professor of Economics in the Management School at the UT Dallas. His research interests include the economic impact of new technologies, intellectual property and piracy; and the economics of networks.
Media and politicians blame subprime mortgage lenders for a litany of problems, but when it comes to home foreclosures, the evidence doesn't completely support the accusation, economics professor Stan Liebowitz says. Instead of faulting predatory subprime lenders, research by the School of Management faculty member casts a darker gaze on homeowners who have negative equity — that is, owing more on a home loan than the home is worth. Liebowitz's article, printed in a recent Wall Street Journal opinion section, is titled, “New Evidence on the Foreclosure Crisis — Zero Money Down, Not Subprime Loans, Led to the Mortgage Meltdown.” Liebowitz says an individual who has a home with negative equity is at greater foreclosure risk because he “is more willing to walk away from the loan.”
An opinion piece penned by a School of Management professor and published in the New York Post caught the eye of Republican congressional leaders and has led to an invitation to testify before Congress this week. Dr. Stan Liebowitz, the Ashbel Smith Professor of Economics, is scheduled to speak Thursday before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties. The committee is holding a hearing on enforcing the Fair Housing Act of 1968. At the height of the U.S. mortgage meltdown this past winter, the New York Post ran a commentary by Liebowitz, in which he placed the blame for the housing crisis on federal regulators who, he says, promulgated false claims that new relaxed lending standards were just as safe as older ones.
What do popular music and the mortgage meltdown have in common? Dr. Stan Liebowitz, for one. The UT Dallas economics professor addressed controversies involving both topics this month in remarks delivered to federal lawmakers and regulators. Prof's Research Backs Music Artists Addressing the music controversy, Liebowitz testified before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee about a proposal to require AM and FM radio stations to pay musicians royalties for playing their songs. Liebowitz, a leading copyright expert and the Ashbel Smith Professor of Economics in the School of Management, has conducted several studies on radio’s impact on record sales.