Calling all the music industry insiders and the economists who love them






Princeton economist Alan Kruger – he chaired the Obama Council of Economic Advisers, and his research featured several times on Freakonomics.com – is part of a group of scientists embarking on a new undertaking. It’s called the Music Industry Research Association and they want you to come to their first conference at UCLA in August. Here is their entry:

Beginning with Alfred Marshall“superstar model” and continuing Baumoldisease, a number of breakthroughs in the economy came from the study of the music industry. The music business also provides a fun and easy way to get students involved in economics. To advance cutting-edge research in the economics of music, a group of economists, including Alan Kruger, Joel Waldfogel as well as Julie Mortimerformed 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 explore trends, developments and issues facing the music industry, and to provide access to data. August 10-11, 2017 MIRA will hold its first conference of researchers, industry leaders and musicians in Luskin Conference Center at the University of California, Los Angeles. You can register for the conference here.