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How Harmful is Social Media?
The New Yorker, June 3, 2022
Cell Phone Data Adds New Detail to Our Picture of Urban Segregation
Stanford Business School , March 11, 2022
How to Break a Phone Addiction
The Atlantic , October 7, 2021
An Economist’s Advice On Digital Dependency
NPR , August 9, 2021
Germany Found a Way to Reduce Polarization. Could It Work in the U.S.?
The Atlantic , July 30, 2021
New study finds that smartphones really are addictive. But skeptics remain cautious
Fast Company , June 30, 2021
Why The Two-Party System Is Effing Up U.S. Democracy
FiveThirtyEight , June 16, 2021
We See the Left. We See the Right. Can Anyone See the ‘Exhausted Majority’?
The New York Times , March 24, 2021
A polarized America: How the partisan divide grew over decades, and why liberals and conservatives just can’t get along
Cleveland.com , August 30, 2020
The Coronavirus Is Deadliest Where Democrats Live
The New York Times , May 25, 2020
Gun-toting Republicans ignoring quarantine orders? Yes, even coronavirus has become part of the culture wars
Los Angeles Times , April 17, 2020
Trump Voters Aren’t Staying In As Much As Everybody Else
Wired , April 15, 2020
How do political beliefs impact the response to coronavirus?
CNN , April 15, 2020
CNN Tonight with Don Lemon
CNN , April 15, 2020
Hoaxes: The Original Fake News
Trailblazers with Walter Isaacson , February 13, 2020
Not all democracies are experiencing American-style tribalism
The Economist , February 7, 2020
What polarization data from 9 countries reveals about the US
Vox , January 24, 2020
The Kids Are All Right
Scientific American , November 1, 2019
Fake news is less of a threat to democracy than we imagine
CBC , October 4, 2019
Democrats focus on victims, Republicans on perpetrators after mass shootings, study finds
The Washington Post , June 26, 2019
What We Want Doesn’t Always Make Us Happy
Bloomberg , May 1, 2019
Facebook’s Outages Reveal Its Value to Society
Bloomberg , March 14, 2019
Here’s how much you’d have to pay people to deactivate Facebook for a month
CNBC , March 1, 2019
What happens when you get off Facebook for four weeks? Stanford researchers found out.
Recode , February 27, 2019
What would happen if Facebook were turned off?
The Economist , February 12, 2019
Facebook Bums Us Out But We’ll Pay for It Anyway
Bloomberg , February 4, 2019
Delete your account: leaving Facebook can make you happier, study finds
The Guardian , February 1, 2019
A “gold standard” study finds deleting Facebook is great for your mental health
Salon , January 31, 2019
Leaving Facebook makes people happier but less informed, study says
CNN , January 31, 2019
How Quitting Facebook Could Change Your Life
Fortune , January 31, 2019
Deactivating Facebook leaves people less informed but happier, study finds
The Washington Post , January 31, 2019
This Is Your Brain Off Facebook
The New York Times , January 30, 2019
In Facebook’s Effort to Fight Fake News, Human Fact-Checkers Struggle to Keep Up
The Wall Street Journal , October 18, 2018
Hutchins Roundup: Economic overheating, local opioid supply, and more
The Brookings Institution , October 18, 2018
Facebook’s attempts to fight fake news seem to be working. (Twitter’s? Not so much.)
Nieman Lab , September 21, 2018
Facebook is finally making progress against fake news
Yahoo! News , September 17, 2018
Facebook beats Twitter at fighting fake news, a new study found
The Verge , September 15, 2018
Facebook’s Crackdown on Misinformation Might Actually Be Working
Slate , September 14, 2018
Regional variation in US healthcare use: evidence from patient migration
Microeconomic Insights , September 5, 2018
Maybe Trump Isn’t the Internet’s Fault, After All
Slate , July 24, 2018
Classy Classes: ECON 47 examines media, social good
Stanford Daily , April 16, 2018
Fake news flourishes when partisan audiences crave it
The Economist , April 5, 2018
The case for charging rich and poor shoppers different prices
CNN , November 28, 2017
Retailers are charging the same prices across US, boosting income inequality, new research shows
CNBC , November 9, 2017
Political polarisation has grown most among the old
The Economist , April 20, 2017
Polarization Is Growing Most Among Older Adults
Forbes , April 16, 2017
Social media “filter bubbles” aren’t actually a thing, research suggests
Vice , April 14, 2017
Social Media Is Not Contributing Significantly to Political Polarization, Paper Says
New York Times , April 13, 2017
Something is breaking American politics, but it’s not social media
Vox , April 12, 2017
The Filter Bubble Revisited
Slate , April 5, 2017
Study: social media bubbles might not be making us more polarized after all
Vox , March 29, 2017
It’s not the internet’s fault you’re a jerk about politics
Washington Post , March 22, 2017
No one really knows what’s causing US political polarization, but it’s not the internet
Quartz , March 21, 2017
It’s Time to Stop Blaming Social Media for Political Polarization
Esquire , March 21, 2017
Mad Dogs and Obamacare Repealers
Vox’s Weeds Podcast , March 21, 2017
Don’t Blame Your Social Media Feed for the Growing Political Divide
Bloomberg , March 20, 2017
Is Social Media to Blame for Political Polarization in America?
U.S. News , March 20, 2017
Hard truths about fake news
Financial Times , February 28, 2017
A new study kills the notion that fake news swung the US election to Trump
Quartz , January 29, 2017
Real research suggests we should stop freaking out over fake news
Washington Post , January 24, 2017
The Numbers Are In: Fake News Didn’t Work
Bloomberg View , January 23, 2017
Economist Calculates Impact Of Fake News On Trump’s Election
NPR , January 23, 2017
‘Fake news’ didn’t change US election outcome: study
Agence France Presse , January 19, 2017
A flood of false headlines probably did not swing America’s election
The Economist , January 19, 2017
Did fake news help elect Trump? Not likely, according to new research
Poynter , January 18, 2017
Stanford study examines fake news and the 2016 presidential election
Stanford University , January 18, 2017
Researchers Created Fake News. Here’s What They Found.
New York Times , January 18, 2017
Stanford economist’s algorithm reveals increasing polarization in American political speech
Stanford Daily , August 31, 2016
In plain words: Republican or Democrat? Just listen
The Economist , August 4, 2016
The Way We Talk About Things Is More Partisan Than Ever
Chicago Magazine , July 26, 2016
The new language of U.S. politics: polarization
The Globe and Mail , July 25, 2016
Reps and Dems in Congress Speak in Completely Different Languages
New York Times , July 22, 2016
Why Democrats and Republicans Literally Speak Different Languages
The Atlantic , July 22, 2016
However divided you think our politics are, this chart shows that it’s actually way worse
Washington Post , July 22, 2016
Why Pay More for Medicine in Some Places?
Science , July 15, 2016
Interview with Matthew Gentzkow
Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis , May 23, 2016
How Stanford Took On the Giants of Economics
New York Times , September 10, 2015
Why Do We Really Follow the News?
Freakonomics Radio Podcast , August 5, 2015
Mega data
The University of Chicago Magazine , March 15, 2015
Media bias? Not such a big deal, economist says
The Boston Globe , February 18, 2015
40 under 40
Crain’s Chicago Business , November 29, 2014
Patient Health Doesn’t Explain Cost Differences
Bloomberg View , September 30, 2014
Making Headlines
Chicago Booth Magazine , September 15, 2014
How to Save $1 Billion Without Even Trying: A New Freakonomics Radio Podcast
Freakonomics Radio Podcast , September 11, 2014
Generation Next
International Monetary Fund , September 1, 2014
Smart Money Buys Brand X
Bloomberg View , July 21, 2014
Breaking News: Online Ads Can Support Good Journalism
Capital Ideas, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business , June 17, 2014
Betting on a Brand When Politics Is the Family Business
New York Times , May 29, 2014
Media Slant: A Question of Cause and Effect
New York Times , May 3, 2014
The economics of the press
The Economist , April 30, 2014
Q&A: Clark Medal winner Matthew Gentzkow says the Internet hasn’t changed news as much as we think
Nieman Lab , April 29, 2014
The late edition
The Economist , April 26, 2014
The economist who revealed how media bias works
Quartz , April 25, 2014
Robert Samuelson: Media bias explained in two studies
Washington Post , April 23, 2014
U of C, land of big ideas
Chicago Tribune , April 21, 2014
Do Prizes Dent Productivity?
The Wall Street Journal , April 18, 2014
The hottest young economist in America studies the media, not monetary policy
Quartz , April 18, 2014
There Is A Media Slant, And Readers Might Be Responsible
NPR , April 18, 2014
University of Chicago Economist Who Studies Media Receives Clark Medal
New York Times , April 17, 2014
Economist Honored for Work on Media Slant
The Wall Street Journal , April 17, 2014
Chicago’s Gentzkow Wins John Bates Clark Young Economist Award
Bloomberg , April 17, 2014
Handicapping the John Bates Clark Medal
The Wall Street Journal , April 16, 2014
Generic Pain Relievers Work. So Why Do I Buy Name Brands for My Children?
New York Times , July 5, 2013
Why Doesn’t Everybody Buy Cheap, Generic Headache Medicine?
NPR , July 4, 2013
Step Away from the Tylenol
Slate , June 27, 2013
Who’s Smart Enough to Buy Generic?
The Wall Street Journal , June 20, 2013
Why Americans Pointlessly Pay Up for Brand-Name Drugs
The Atlantic , June 20, 2013
The Big Question: Does the Web Cause Political Polarization?
Capital Ideas, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business , June 17, 2013
Liberal or Conservative, the Problem is Ignorance
New York Times , November 12, 2011
The Internet Isn’t Killing Our Culture or Democracy
Forbes , June 5, 2011
The Best 40 B-School Profs Under the Age of 40
Poets & Quants , February 15, 2011
The Marmite Effect
The Economist , September 23, 2010
Does the Internet Help or Hurt Democracy?
PBS Newshour , June 1, 2010
In Search of Hard Facts About Media Bias
Financial Times , May 21, 2010
Do Liberals Read Only Liberal Blogs?
Ars Technica , April 19, 2010
Riders on the Storm
New York Times , April 19, 2010
Researchers: The Internet isn’t Polarizing America
The Wall Street Journal , April 19, 2010
The Price Of Bias
NPR Planet Money podcast , December 28, 2009
What Newspapers Do, Have Done and Will Do
New York Times , February 13, 2009
A Biased Market
The Economist , October 30, 2008
TV Can Be Good For You
Chicago Tribune , October 22, 2008
A New View on TV: Economists Probe the Data in Television Watching and Find It’s Not All Bad; Better Test Scores?
The Wall Street Journal , September 6, 2008
Economists Look at How TV Affects Time Use
The Wall Street Journal , September 6, 2008
Measuring media slant
The Economist Executive Briefing , February 5, 2008
Why You Didn’t Pay To Read This: Should newspaper Web sites really be free?
Slate , October 27, 2007
Undercover Economist: Did you pay to read this?
Financial Times , October 20, 2007
Murdoch Overwhelmed by Rival for Control of News: Amity Shlaes
Bloomberg , July 5, 2007
Hot Economist Probes Newspapers and ‘Bias’
Editor & Publisher , March 25, 2007
Newspapers Cater to Readers’ Politics
NPR , December 13, 2006
Lean Left? Lean Right? News Media May Take Their Cues From Customers
New York Times , December 7, 2006
It’s Not Me, It’s You
CBS News , December 7, 2006
How To Speak Republican…
Slate , December 6, 2006
Managing for Success: Do Papers Slant to Audience?
Investor’s Business Daily , October 30, 2006
Use Your Noggin: Let the Kids Watch Cartoons
The Wall Street Journal , July 14, 2006
Long Live the Boob Tube: Television Makes Kids Smarter. D’oh!
Forbes , April 10, 2006
A Fresh Take On Media Bias
CBS News , April 4, 2006
I Agree With You, Completely
Slate , April 3, 2006
Dear Economist
Financial Times , March 25, 2006
Kids’ problems may not be due to too much TV
Chicago Tribune , March 8, 2006
Go Ahead, Turn That Thing On
New York Times , March 5, 2006
Study Finds Test Scores Not Lowered by Television
New York Times , February 27, 2006
The Benefits of Bozo
Slate , February 16, 2006