| 16.11.2021

Professor Paul Heald, Fulbright-Hanken Distinguished Chair: Extended copyright terms affect the availability and price of older books negatively

Paul Held
Hanken will host a seminar with Professor Paul Heald, current Fulbright-Hanken Distinguished Chair in Law and Economics on Tuesday 7 December 2021 at 14.00-15.00 (Helsinki time). Heald is the Albert J. Harno & Edward W. Cleary Chair in Law at the University of Illinois.

The seminar will be held online, via Teams.

The topic of the seminar is The Cost of Copyright: Comparative Empirical Findings. Heald is a pioneer in the use of empirical methods to measure the effect of intellectual property law on markets for cultural goods, trademarks, and agricultural products. His research at Hanken focuses on Finnish and Swedish literature, investigating how extended copyright terms negatively affect the availability and price of older books. 

Heald also serves as a fellow and researcher of CREATe at the University of Glasgow. He is, furthermore, studying the negative effect of copyright on incentives to produce derivative works like audiobooks. 

He greatly appreciates the support he has received from Hanken.

“With the help of two research assistants funded by Hanken, I will be able to publish a new paper that extends my ongoing work for the first time to non-English book markets”, Heald states.

The agreement between Hanken and the Fulbright Finland Foundation provides prominent American scholars the opportunity to spend a period at Hanken. During their visit, the scholar will lecture or conduct research and contribute in disseminating Hanken’s research and knowledge within the business community and society.

Fulbright Finland Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation that specialises in academic exchange between Finland and North America. The main goal is to support the internationalisation of Finnish universities and research.

To join the seminar with Professor Paul Heald, please sign up through this link by 1 December.