DP10426 Media and Politics
|Publication Date:||February 2015|
|Keyword(s):||bias, framing, media, policy, voting|
|JEL(s):||D03, D72, H5, L82|
|Programme Areas:||Public Economics|
|Link to this Page:||cepr.org/active/publications/discussion_papers/dp.php?dpno=10426|
This article provides a review of recent literature in economics on the effect of mass media on politics. The focus is on the welfare effects of mass media. I also discuss the likely implications of existing behavioral theories of media effects, developed outside of economics.