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Brendan Cunningham

Economics and Finance

Dr. Cunningham has published numerous peer reviewed papers and book chapters on the topics of space economics and media economics and he previously served as a co-editor of the Journal of Media Economics. Dr. Cunningham was previously a Department Chair and Professor of Economics at the United States Naval Academy and a Visiting Scholar at the U. S. Federal Trade Commission. He received his PhD in Economics from Columbia University and his BA (Honors in Economics, Phi Beta Kappa) from Oberlin College. He was born and raised in Simsbury, CT.

Research Interests
  • Media Economics
  • Satellite Economics
  • Copyright Economics
Of Note

Dr. Cunningham's co-authored research on the satellite industry was funded by the NASA Connecticut Space Grant Consortium and has been referenced by the Washington Post, Slate, the Boston Globe and The Outline, among others.

Teaching Interests
  • Media Economics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Money and Banking

'An Economic `Kessler Syndrome': A Dynamic Model of Earth Orbit Debris,' Economics Letters, Volume 166, 2018, Pages 79-82 (with Nodir Adilov, Peter J

'Evolving Research and Theories in Media Economics,' in 2nd Handbook of Media Management and Economics (Routledge), Alan Albarran, Bozena Mierzewjeska

'Future Directions for Media Economics Research,' in 2nd Handbook of Media Management and Economics (Routledge), Alan Albarran, Bozena Mierzewjeska, a

An Economic Analysis of Earth Orbit Pollution,' Environmental and Resource Economics, Volume 60, Issue 1, pp 81-98, January 2015 with Nodir Adilov an''From Switches to Packets: the New World of Interconnection,' Journal of Information Policy, Vol. 2, 2012 with Peter J. Alexander.