Calling all music industry insiders and the economists who love them



The Princeton Economist Alan Krueger — he headed the Council of Economic Advisers under Obama, and his research has been featured several times on Freakonomics.com — is among a group of scholars starting a new endeavor. It’s called the Music Industry Research Association and wants you to come to their first conference at UCLA in August. Here is their summary:

Start with Alfred Marshall‘s “Superstar Model” and continue with tree mol‘s Disease, a number of breakthroughs in economics have come from studying the music industry. The music business also offers a fun and easy way to get students interested in economics. To encourage cutting-edge research on the economics of music, a group of economists including Alan Krueger, Joel Waldfogel and Julia Mortimerfounded the Music Industry Research Association (MIRA).

The goal of MIRA is to provide a forum for economists and other researchers to interact with each other, and music industry professionals to examine trends, developments and challenges facing the music industry and to provide access to data. MIRA will hold its first conference with researchers, industry leaders and musicians on August 10-11, 2017 at the Luskin Conference Center at the University of California, Los Angeles. You can register for the conference here.