Radio's Impact on Public Spending

@article{Strmberg2004RadiosIO,
  title={Radio's Impact on Public Spending},
  author={David Str{\"o}mberg},
  journal={Quarterly Journal of Economics},
  year={2004},
  volume={119},
  pages={189-221}
}
  • David Strömberg
  • Published 1 February 2004
  • Economics
  • Quarterly Journal of Economics
If informed voters receive favorable policies, then the invention of a new mass medium may affect government policies since it affects who is informed and who is not. These ideas are developed in a voting model. The model forms the basis for an empirical investigation of a major New Deal relief program implemented in the middle of the expansion period of radio. The main empirical finding is that U. S. counties with many radio listeners received more relief funds. More funds were allocated to… Expand

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