David Waterman

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A food preference survey, consisting of 378 food names, was administered to approximately 3,900 personnel of the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps. The survey required the respondent to indicate how much he liked each food (hedonic scale) and how often he wanted it served (preferred frequency scale). Overall, food preferences showed relative(More)
The experience of cable television indicates that vertically integrated ISPs have plausible incentives to favor their affiliated content and to restrict entry of nascent rival content services, but these incentives are weakened in some respects, and strengthened in others, by differences in the economic architectures of cable and Internet broadband.(More)
Using a 2004 cross-sectional database of digital cable systems in the U.S., we provide new evidence that the effects of vertical ownership ties between systems and programming suppliers persist in spite of extensive channel capacity expansion, as well as new competition from direct broadcast satellites. Focusing on four program network groups (basic outdoor(More)
We study the determinants of the ‘video window’ (the interval between a movie’s theatrical and video releases), based on a sample of 1,157 films released on video between 1988 and 1997. For subsets of films having shorter theater (cinema) run lengths (1 to 17 weeks), windows were generally longer than, and largely invariant to, measures of the time required(More)
In an industry with upstream economies of scale in the distribution of differentiated products to retailers which have monopoly power within separate local market areas, the retailers have an incentive to exert monopsony power due to the divergence between average and marginal costs in the distribution of those inputs. The retailers increase their ability(More)
Internet technology should eventually provide important improvements over established media not only in the efficiency of broadband delivery, and of particular importance, in the efficiency of business models that can be used to collect money for that programming. I identify five economic characteristics of Internet technology that should lead to these(More)
Publication of this first issue of 2008 marks the retirement of Donald M. Lamberton as Coordinating Editor of Information Economics and Policy. Don was instrumental in the founding of IEP in 1983 and has provided continuous editorial service ever since. His official role began as a Supervisory Editor in 1983 along with Roger Noll (Coordinating Editor),(More)
Dysphagia and weight loss are experienced by up to 80% of patients with motor neuron disease (MND). Enteral tube feeding can benefit these patients but side effects including fullness, bloating, diarrhoea and constipation are frequent and can lead to non-compliance. Changes in feed formulation, regimens and the use of prokinetic medication can help(More)