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Unformatted text preview: The German Motion Picture Industry Regulations and Economic Impact D I S S E R T A T I O N zur Erlangung des akademischen Grades doctor rerum politicarum (dr. rer. pol.) im Fach Volkswirtschaftslehre eingereicht an der Wirtschaftswissenschaftlichen Fakultat Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin von Herrn Diplom-Volkswirt Christian Jansen geboren am 24.08.1968 in Mettmann Pr asident der Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin: Prof. Dr. Jurgen Mlynek Dekan der Wirtschaftswissenschaftlichen Fakultat: Prof. Michael C. Burda, Ph.D. Gutachter: 1. Prof. Dr. Charles B. Blankart 2. Prof. Dr. Dr. Christian Kirchner, LL.M. eingereicht am: 19.06.2002 Tag der mundlichen Prufung: 16.07.2002 Acknowledgments I would like to thank my adviser Charles B. Blankart for his support, crit- icism, and guidance during the development of this work. Thanks also to my second adviser Christian Kirchner, particularly for his insightful remarks on the law. I am grateful to my colleagues, Antje Hildebrandt, Dirk En- gelmann, Gerrit K oster, Hans-Theo Normann, and especially Pio Baake, for many helpful discussions, suggestions, and comments. I am thankful for the helpful comments I received from participants of the FOKUS-ACEI Joint Symposium on Incentives and Information in Cultural Economics, Vienna 2000, and the 11th Biennial Conference of the Association for Cultural Eco- nomics International, Minneapolis 2000. Further, I would like to thank J org Breitung, Samuel Cameron, Matthias Fengler, and Christian Muller for their helpful comments on the econometric part of the work. Thanks are also due to Maria Diepers, Allison Williams, and Greg Moore for checking my language. Part of the research was undertaken during a research stay at Columbia University in New York. Financial support by the Wirtschaftswissenschaft- liche Gesellschaft an der Humboldt-Universit at zu Berlin e.V. is gratefully acknowledged. Finally, I am grateful to Beate Huber, Carolin Schmidt, Hans-Georg Krampe, Thilo Kr oning, Jens Lehmann, and my parents Margrit and Pe- ter Jansen for their patience and continued understanding throughout this adventure of the mind. Contents 1 Introduction 1 2 Movie Performance, Profits, and Subsidies 4 2.1 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 2.2 German Film Funding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 2.2.1 Subsidy Allocation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 2.2.2 Committee vs. Reference Principle . . . . . . . . . . . 8 2.3 Regression Analysis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 2.3.1 Data Base . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 2.3.2 Demand Specification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 2.3.3 Absolute Performance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 2.3.4 Rate of Return Performance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 2.4 Profitability of German Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 2.5 Conclusion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 3 Effects of the New Copyright Contract Law...
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