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Speakers for 2013-2014:
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.
John Skipper, President, ESPN & Co-Chairman, Disney Media Networks, shares his insights into how to succeed in the media business.
NYC Media Seminars
Linking economists working on media topics in the greater New York area by providing a regular forum for discussion.
NYT Book Entry
In ‘Misbehaving,’ an Economics Professor Isn’t Afraid to Attack His Own
Richard Thaler writes that the social sciences once disparaged by economists have been critical to the profession’s influence in business and public policy...