Peter DiCola

  • Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law

Associate Professor of Law

School of Law

Northwestern University

375 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611

(312) 503-3231

Website: Northwestern faculty profile

Issues: Copyright and Trademark and Intellectual Property

About Peter DiCola

Peter DiCola is an associate professor at Northwestern University School of Law. He received his J.D. as well as his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Michigan. His research has centered on the music industry and related industries. Currently, he is focusing on copyright law’s regime for digital sampling and deregulation in the radio industry. He uses empirical methods and applied economic models to study intellectual property law, media regulation, and their intersection. In graduate school, he worked with the non-profit Future of Music Coalition on many research projects and he continues to serve on its board of directors.


Professor DiCola provided TAP with insights into his current work. Read the interview:
Copyright Policy that Promotes True Competition – A Conversation with Peter DiCola


A.B., Princeton University
J.D., University of Michigan
Ph.D.,  Economics, University of Michigan