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Increasing returns to information: further evidence from the UK film market

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A sample of 153 films from the UK top 15 chart is examined to test the hypothesis of increasing returns to information. The results are consistent with those presented by De Vany and Walls, suggesting that increasing returns to information is a general feature of the film market.

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  • Chris Hand, 2001. "Increasing returns to information: further evidence from the UK film market," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 8(6), pages 419-421.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:apeclt:v:8:y:2001:i:6:p:419-421
    DOI: 10.1080/135048501750237892
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    4. David Giles, 2007. "Increasing returns to information in the US popular music industry," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 14(5), pages 327-331.
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