Stephen E. Siwek
is Principal at Economists Incorporated, a research and consulting firm with offices in Washington D.C. and in the San Francisco Bay area. Active in research and consulting for over 30 years, Mr. Siwek specializes in the analysis of Economic, Financial, and Accounting
Mr. Siwek has particular expertise in the economic analysis of the U.S motion picture industry and of the related U.S. industries that depend on the effective Protection of Copyrights
. Since 1990, Mr. Siwek has published eleven studies on behalf of the International Intellectual Property Alliance (“IIPA”) that analyzed in detail the economic importance of the U.S. “copyright” industries (including the motion picture industry) to the US economy.
Mr. Siwek has also been instrumental in furthering the global efforts of the World Intellectual Property Organization (“WIPO”) to encourage other nations to measure the economic contribution of copyright-based industries in their own countries. In this regard, Mr. Siwek has been closely associated with the development of the WIPO “Guide” for the measurement of copyright industry contributions and he has directly assisted a number of foreign governments in the preparation of their own studies.
In 2005, Mr. Siwek authored an influential study entitled Engines of Growth: Economic Contributions of the U.S. Intellectual Property Industries (Commissioned by NBC Universal). In that study, Mr. Siwek quantified the substantial contributions made by the IP sector as a whole to real U.S. growth. More recently, Mr. Siwek authored two widely reported studies that measured the overall cost of motion picture and sound recording piracy to the U.S.
- Stephen has testified as an expert witness before regulatory bodies and courts on more than 80 occasions. His areas of expertise include Damages Analysis, Intellectual Property, International Trade Regulation, and Telecommunication.
- Development and provision of expert witness testimony in connection with economic, financial, and accounting issues for regulated industries including communications, energy, and postal concerns
- Economic and financial consulting and expert witness testimony in antitrust, contract, and bankruptcy litigation - particular emphasis on the estimation of lost profit damages
Stephen E. Siwek, et al
The U.S. computer software industry dominates the globe. But why has this critical industry succeeded so dramatically in world competition when so many other strategic technologies have fallen to foreign suppliers? In a detailed and well-reasoned economic analysis, the authors present the first truly comprehensive examination of international trade in computer software. They identify software as one of the fastest-growing industries in the United States as measured by value-added to gross domestic product, employment, and foreign sales. They document the historical importance of U.S.-produced software in both American and foreign markets and they present country-by-country assessments of software markets around the world. Siwek and Furchtgott-Roth identify the principal areas of advantage held by the U.S. software industry and they go on to assess the future prospects of U.S. software in world markets.