Joel Waldfogel holds the Frederick R. Kappel Chair in Applied Economics at the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management and is a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research.  Before coming to Carlson, Waldfogel was at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School (1997-2010) and Yale University (1990-1997).  Waldfogel’s main research interest is empirical industrial organization, and he’s currently obsessed with various digitopoly-style questions, including piracy, pricing, revenue sharing, and the quality of new products.  He has published over 50 articles in scholarly outlets, as well as two books,  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).


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