Mass Media and Public Policy: Global Evidence from Agricultural Policies

@article{Olper2009MassMA,
  title={Mass Media and Public Policy: Global Evidence from Agricultural Policies},
  author={Alessandro Olper and Johan Swinnen},
  journal={Political Institutions: Parties},
  year={2009}
}
Mass media play a crucial role in information distribution and in the political market and public policy making. Theory predicts that information provided by the mass media reflects the media's incentives to provide news to different groups in society and affects these groups' influence in policy making. The paper use data on agricultural policy from 69 countries spanning a wide range of development stages and media markets to test these predictions. The empirical results are consistent with… Expand
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