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About rupertgatti

Dr. Rupert Gatti is a co-founder and co-director of Open Book Publishers. He is a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, where he is a Director of Studies in Economics. His published academic work includes microeconomic analysis of competition in online markets, game theory and search theory. He has held visiting positions at MIT and University of Florence, acted as an Economic Advisor on several EU competition studies, is on the advisory board of a range of Open Access initiatives and is a frequently invited speaker on the OA movement. Email

Handle with Care: pitfalls in analysing book usage data

A recent report by SpringerNature demonstrates quite how careful one needs to be in the process of collecting and analysing book usage data to ensure that reliable insights are obtained. In November SpringerNature released a white paper entitled The OA … Continue reading

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The economics of “Big Deals”: Pricing bundles

This is the first of what may become a longer series of blog posts addressing some of the economic issues surrounding Big Deals. The so-called “Big Deal” is a whole collection subscription package offered by journal publishers to libraries whereby … Continue reading

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Responses to four questions posed for the UUK OA monograph working group

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