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Businesses directly involved with the Internet generated an estimated $966 billion during 2014, according to the study, which was authored by Stephen Siwek, a principal at consulting firm Economists Incorporated.
8/21. The Institute for Policy ...
8/21. The Institute for Policy Innovation (IPI) released a paper [32 pages in PDF] titled "The True Cost of Sound Recording Piracy to the U.S. Economy ". The author is Stephen Siwek of Economists Incorporated.
He finds that "As a consequence of global and U.S.-based piracy of sound recordings, the U.S. economy loses $12.5 billion in total output annually.
EI Principal Philip Nelson, working with ...
EI Principal Philip Nelson, working with Vice President John Gale, Vice President Gale Mosteller, and Principal Steven Siwek, released a new study, "RETAILER PAYMENT SYSTEMS: RELATIVE MERITS OF CASH AND PAYMENT CARDS," finding that retailers that adopt a cash-only strategy make fewer sales, of smaller dollar-value, yet still incur costs associated with handling cash.
Stephen E. ...
Stephen E. Siwek
Stephen E. Siwek
STEPHEN E. SIWEK
Stephen E. Siwek is Principal at Economists Incorporated, a research and consulting firm with offices in Washington D.C. and in the San Francisco Bay area.
Active in research and consulting for over 30 years, Mr. Siwek
specializes in the analysis of economic, financial, and accounting issues.
has testified as an expert witness before regulatory bodies and courts on more than 80 occasions.
r. Siwek has particular expertise in the economic analysis of the U.S motion picture industry and of the related U.S. industries that depend on the effective protection of copyrights.
Since 1990, Mr. Siwek
has published eleven studies on behalf of the International Intellectual Property Alliance
("IIPA") that analyzed in detail the economic importance of the U.S. "copyright" industries (including the motion picture industry) to the US economy.
Click to view a PDF copy of Copyright Industries in the U.S. Economy: The 2003-2007 Report.
has also been instrumental in furthering the global efforts of the World Intellectual Property Organization
("WIPO") to encourage other nations to measure the economic contribution of copyright-based industries in their own countries.
In this regard, Mr. Siwek
has been closely associated with the development of the WIPO "Guide" for the measurement of copyright industry contributions and he
has directly assisted a number of foreign governments in the preparation of their own studies.
is also co-author of International Trade in Films and Television Programs (American Enterprise Institute/Ballinger Publishing Company, 1988) and International Trade in Computer Software (Quorum Books, 1993).
In 2005, Mr. Siwek
authored an influential study entitled Engines of Growth: Economic Contributions of the U.S. Intellectual Property Industries (Commissioned by NBC Universal, 2005).
In that study, Mr. Siwek
quantified the substantial contributions made by the IP
sector as a whole to real U.S. growth.
More recently, Mr. Siwek
authored two widely reported studies that measured the overall cost of motion picture and sound recording piracy to the U.S. economy as a whole.
The True Cost of Motion Picture Piracy to the U.S. Economy (Policy Report 186) was published by the Institute For Policy Innovation
(IPI) in September 2006.
The True Cost of Sound Recording Piracy to the U.S. Economy (Policy Report 188) was published by IPI
in August 2007.
In addition, Mr. Siwek
authored Video Games in the 21st Century: Economic Contributions of the U.S. Entertainment Software Industry published by Entertainment Software Association
EI Principal Philip B. Nelson, working ...
EI Principal Philip B. Nelson, working with Vice President John M. Gale, Vice President Gale Mosteller, and Principal Stephen E. Siwek, released a new study, "Retailer Payment Systems: Relative Merits of Cash and Payment Cards.