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The New York City Media Seminar Series is a new initiative sponsored by The Media Program and the Associated Press, and organized by Lisa George (Hunter College) and Miklos Sarvary (Columbia Business School).
The goal of the seminar series is to link economists working on media topics in the greater New York area by providing a regular forum for discussion. The seminar is open to all researchers with access to New York City and draws speakers from across the US and abroad.
The 2013-2014 schedule is:
November 6, 2013: Catherine Tucker (MIT), "Viral Video Ad Campaigns"
December 4, 2013: Andrea Prat (Columbia Business School), "Measuring Media Power"
February 5, 2014: David Stromberg (Stockholm University), "The Determinants of Media Bias in China"
March 5, 2014: Joel Waldfogel (University of Minnesota), "Cinematic Explosion: Movies, Gatekeepers and Product Discovery in the Digital Era"
April 2, 2014: Matthew Gentzkow (University of Chicago), "Do Newspapers Serve the State? Incumbent Party Inﬂuence on the US Press, 1869-1928"
May 7, 2014: Tamas David-Barrett (Oxford University), "Evolutionary Foundations of Behavior on Social Media". View additional research on limitations to social group size, testing constraints on social network size, and the effects of laughter on happiness within different modes of communication.
Seminars are held the first Wednesday of each month during the academic year at the midtown headquarters of the Associated Press at 450 W. 33rd Street. The sessions begin at 10am with coffee, followed by a 90-minute presentation and discussion. Participants are welcome to join the speaker and organizers for lunch.
For more information, please contact Miklos Sarvary at Columbia Business School (email@example.com).
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Linking economists working on media topics in the greater New York area by providing a regular forum for discussion.
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