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David Waterman

David Waterman

Professor,
Dept. of Telecommunications.

Radio-TV Center, Room 310
(812) 855-6170

waterman 'at' indiana.edu

 

My research and teaching interests center on economics of the media, and more generally on the economics of information. Most of my courses and research work have a policy or a business strategy focus. Among my recent research topics are economics of the online video industry, ownership and market structure in cable television, the economics of the movie industry, network neutrality and vertical integration, and the efficiency of using electronically accessed reading resources in college courses.

Teaching

  • T421: Economics of Communication Industries
  • T422: Business Applications in Telecommunications
  • T453/S453 Seminar in Industry and Management
  • T532: Economics of the Mass Media.
  • T535: Economics of Information.
  • T560: Business Strategies of Communications Firms
  • Guide for Graduate Students: How to arrange committee meetings

Bio

David Waterman is Professor in the Department of Telecommunications at Indiana University, Bloomington. His research and teaching interests center on economics of media, and more generally on the economics of information. He is author of Hollywood's Road to Riches (2005, Harvard University Press) and co-author of Vertical Integration in Cable Television (1997; MIT Press) with Andrew A. Weiss. His articles on market structure and public policy toward the media, the economics of motion picture production and distribution, and other topics have appeared in a wide range of economic and communications journals, and edited books.

Professor Waterman has presented his research in testimony before the U.S. Congress, and has served as a consultant to the Federal Communications Commission, the Federal Trade Commission, the U.S. Department of Justice, the General Accounting Office of the United States, and the Competition Bureau, Industry Canada. He served as a Principal Editor of Information Economics and Policy from 2005-10, and was Coordinating Editor from 2008-10. He is a past Organizing Committee Chair and member of the Board of Directors of TPRC.  

David Waterman received a B.A. in Economics at the University of Southern California and a Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University. Before joining IU in 1993, he was a faculty member of the Annenberg School for Communication at USC. At USC, Professor Waterman taught in the Annenberg School's Communications Management Masters program and in the Department of Economics.

David Waterman lives in Bloomington with his wife Sharon and their three children, Chloe, Jason, and Matthew.

January, 2014


Research

Books
  • Waterman, D. (2005), Hollywood’s Road to Riches, Harvard University Press
  • MacKie-Mason, Jeffrey K. and David Waterman (eds.) (1998), Telephony, The Internet, and The Media: Selected Papers from the 25th Annual Telecommunications Policy Research Conference, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
  • Waterman, David and Andrew A. Weiss (1997), Vertical Integration in Cable Television, MIT Press.
  • Rosston, Gregory and David Waterman (eds.) (1997), Interconnection and the Internet: Selected Papers from the 24th Annual Telecommunications Policy Research Conference, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Invited Presentations

Selected Articles, Chapters, and Working Papers

 

For other works, including those prior to 1996, see my vita.