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Title: The Political Economy of Mass Media

Author(s): Andrea Prat and David Strömberg

Publication Date: February 2011

Keyword(s): mass media and political economy

Programme Area(s): Public Economics

Abstract: 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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Prat, A and Strömberg, D. 2011. 'The Political Economy of Mass Media'. London, Centre for Economic Policy Research. https://cepr.org/active/publications/discussion_papers/dp.php?dpno=8246