Media bias under direct and indirect government control: when is the bias smaller?

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Abhra Roy;
(2015)
  • Journal: Economics Bulletin,volume 35,issue 3,pages1,709-1,717
  • Subject: Media BIas, Political Economy, Indirect Government Control, Welfare.
    • jel: jel:H8 | jel:D7

We present an analytical framework to compare media bias under direct and indirect government control. In this context, we show that direct control can lead to a smaller bias and higher welfare than indirect control. We further show that the size of the advertising mark... View more
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