Maria Petrova
Barcelona School of Economics



(Friday, 4th June 2010)

Title : The Political Economy of Media

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The aim of the workshop is to discuss how mass media is interrelated to economic and political outcomes. We will focus on the following two topics:

  1. Media persuasion, i.e. how media content affects individual behavior (mostly empirical); and
  2. Media bias, i.e. what economic and political factors affect media content (mostly theoretical).

Bibliographical references :

Enikolopov, Ruben, Petrova, Maria, and Ekaterina Zhuravskaya (2010) “Media and Political Persuasion: Evidence From Russia,” Working Paper

Gentzkow, Matthew, and Stefano DellaVigna (2010) “Persuasion: Empirical Evidence” forthcoming in Annual Review of Economics

Gentzkow, Matthew, and Jesse M. Shapiro (2008) “Competition and Truth in the Market for News” Journal of Economic Perspectives 22(2) pp. 133–154