Mass media and public policy

@article{Strmberg2001MassMA,
  title={Mass media and public policy},
  author={David Str{\"o}mberg},
  journal={European Economic Review},
  year={2001},
  volume={45},
  pages={652-663}
}
Abstract If more informed voters receive favorable policies, then mass media should influence policy because it provides most of the information people use in voting. This paper uses a simple model to analyze the effect of mass media provision of news on a number of policy issues: redistribution, the size of the government sector, rents and corruption, the effectiveness of lobby groups and political business cycles. It is easy to deal with such a wide range of issues because existing models of… Expand
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