The political economy of news media: theory, evidence and open issues

Francesco Sobbrio

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This paper provides a survey of the literature analyzing the political economy of news media. The survey discusses the effects of news media on political and public policy outcomes and the theory and evidence analyzing the distortions present in the market for news. I conclude by discussing some open research questions regarding the scope for public intervention in the market for news, and issues relative to the internet and new media.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationA Handbook of Alternative Theories of Public Economics
Number of pages43
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Accountability
  • Competition
  • Market for News
  • Media
  • Media Bias
  • Slant
  • Survey


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