This seventh edition has been further revised and broadened and differs from its predecessors by restructuring and repositioning the Internet chapter, including new material on the economics of networks and advertising, adding a new section on policy implications, and expanding the section on recent theoretical work pertaining to box-office behaviour.
About the Author
Harold L. Vogel is the author of Travel Industry Economics: A Guide for Financial Analysis (Cambridge University Press, 2001), a companion volume to this textbook. He was senior entertainment industry analyst at Merrill Lynch & Co. for 17 years and was ranked as top entertainment industry analyst for a record 10 years by Institutional Investor magazine. A chartered financial analyst, he formerly served on the New York State Governor's Motion Picture and Television Advisory Board and as adjunct professor of media economics at Columbia University's Graduate School of Business. Mr Vogel frequently writes and speaks on investment topics related to entertainment and media, leisure, and travel and currently heads an independent investment firm in New York City.