Andrea Prat

The Political Economy of Mass Media

Coauthor(s): David Strömberg.


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We review the burgeoning political economy literature on the influence of mass media on politics and policy. This survey, which covers both theory and empirics, is organized along four main themes: transparency, capture, informative coverage, and ideological bias. We distill some general lessons and identify some open questions.

Exact Citation:
Prat, Andrea, and David Strömberg. "The Political Economy of Mass Media." London School of Economics, 2011.
Date: 2011