DP10426 Media and Politics

Author(s): David Strömberg
Publication Date: February 2015
Keyword(s): bias, framing, media, policy, voting
JEL(s): D03, D72, H5, L82
Programme Areas: Public Economics
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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.