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Media Slant

Friday, November 28th, 2008

Say that you have to answer this research question “Does the market discourage biased reporting (media slant)? Or does the market encourage it? Matthew Gentzkow and Jesse Shapiro, two economists at the University of Chicago‚Äôs business school, set out to test this proposition, and The Economist reported on their research in just two pages. Gentzkow’s and Shapiro’s methodology is smart and imaginative! Here you go: