Bonser Speaker Series

Bonser Speaker Series

Welcome to the Bonser Speaker Series. This series honors Chuck Bonser, the founding Dean of the O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs. Bonser’s generous support has provided the Center for Cultural Affairs with the opportunity to host speakers from Indiana University and beyond, to give talks on cultural affairs research. The goal of the speaker series is to highlight researchers doing rigorous and objective research in cultural affairs, and share useful knowledge with the arts and cultural sector.

Next Bonser Speaker Series

The First Sale Doctrine and the Digital Challenge to Public Libraries
Imke Reimers
(joint work with Joel Waldfogel)
Friday, March 24th, 2023 

12:00pm -1:30 pm
A221 and via Zoom.

Imke Reimers Flyer


Imke Reimers is an associate professor of economics at Northeastern University. She received a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Minnesota in 2013, and she spent a year in the digitization and copyright initiative at the National Bureau of Economic Research before becoming an assistant professor at Northeastern. She is broadly interested in the industrial organization of digital markets, information, and intellectual property. Her research, which has been published in top journal in economics and management science, mainly focuses on two specific questions: 1) how does intellectual property policy affect access to information and cultural goods; and 2) how does information technology affect consumer and firm decisions as well as the functioning and efficiency of markets? 

This workshop is sponsored by the Policy Analysis and Public Finance Faculty Group Speaker Series.

Bonser Speaker Series Alums

Samuel Cameron, University of Bradford

Geoffrey Crossick, University of London

Sara Konrath, Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis

Artwork credit: Banner image by photographer, Liz Kaye.