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The Political Economy of Mass Media

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  • Prat, Andrea
  • Strömberg, David

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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.

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Paper provided by C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers in its series CEPR Discussion Papers with number 8246.

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