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Working Papers

On the Informativeness of Descriptive Statistics for Structural Estimates
(with Isaiah Andrews and Jesse M. Shapiro)
Last updated: October 2018
 

Ideological Bias and Trust in Information Sources
(with Michael B. Wong and Allen T. Zhang)
Last updated: October 2018
 

Trends in the Diffusion of Misinformation on Social Media 
(with Hunt Allcott and Chuan Yu)
Last updated: October 2018
Online Appendix | arXiv Version
 

What Drives Prescription Opioid Abuse? Evidence from Migration
(with Amy Finkelstein and Heidi Williams)
Last updated: August 2018
 

Measuring Polarization in High-dimensional Data: Method and Application to Congressional Speech
(with Jesse M. Shapiro and Matt Taddy)
Last updated: August 2018
Online Appendix | Data | Minimal Example
 

Place-Based Drivers of Mortality: Evidence from Migration
(with Amy Finkelstein and Heidi Williams)
Last updated: July 2018
 

Uniform Pricing in US Retail Chains
(with Stefano Dellavigna)
Last updated: November 2017

Journal Articles

A Note on Internet Use and the 2016 Election Outcome
(with Levi Boxell and Jesse M. Shapiro)
PLOS One. 13(7). July 2018.
Appendix | Replication Archive
 

Measuring the Sensitivity of Parameter Estimates to Estimation Moments
(with Isaiah Andrews and Jesse M. Shapiro)
Quarterly Journal of Economics. 132(4). November 2017
Copyright 2017, Oxford Journals
Online Appendix | Erratum
 

Greater Internet Use is Not Associated with Faster Growth in Political Polarization among US Demographic Groups
(with Levi Boxell and Jesse M. Shapiro)
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 114(40). October 3, 2017.
Copyright 2017, National Academy of Sciences
Working Paper Version
 

Bayesian Persuasion with Multiple Senders and Rich Signal Spaces
(with Emir Kamenica)
Games and Economic Behavior. 104. July 2017.
 

Social Media and Fake News in the 2016 Election
(with Hunt Allcott)
Journal of Economic Perspectives. 31(2). Spring 2017.
Copyright 2017, American Economic Association.
Online Appendix | Data
 

Adjusting Risk Adjustment
(with Amy Finkelstein, Peter Hull and Heidi Williams)
New England Journal of Medicine. 376(7). February 2017.
 

Competition in Persuasion
(with Emir Kamenica)
Review of Economic Studies. 84 (1). January 2017.
Copyright 2017, Oxford Journals

 

Sources of Geographic Variation in Health Care: Evidence from Patient Migration
(with Amy Finkelstein and Heidi Williams)
Quarterly Journal of Economics. 131 (4). November 2016.
Copyright 2016, Oxford Journals

Online Appendix
 

Do Pharmacists Buy Bayer? Informed Shoppers and the Brand Premium
(with Bart Bronnenberg, J.P. Dubé and Jesse M. Shapiro)
Quarterly Journal of Economics. 130 (4). November 2015.
Copyright 2015, Oxford Journals
Online Appendix
 

Do Newspapers Serve the State? Incumbent Party Influence on the US Press, 1869-1928
(with Nathan Petek, Jesse M. Shapiro and Michael Sinkinson)
Journal of the European Economic Association. February 2015.
Copyright 2015, European Economic Association
Online Appendix | Data
 

Competition and Ideological Diversity: Historical Evidence from US Newspapers
(with Jesse M. Shapiro and Michael Sinkinson)
American Economic Review. 104(10). October 2014.
Copyright 2014, American Economic Association.
Online Appendix | Cost and Revenue Data | Readership Data | Circulation Data
 

The Evolution of Brand Preferences: Evidence from Consumer Migration
(with Bart Bronnenberg and Jean-Pierre Dube)
American Economic Review. 102 (6). October 2012.
Copyright 2012, American Economic Association.
Online Appendix
 

The Effect of Newspaper Entry and Exit on Electoral Politics
(with Jesse M. Shapiro and Michael Sinkinson)
American Economic Review. 101 (7). December 2011.
Copyright 2011, American Economic Association.
Online Appendix | Data
 

Ideological Segregation Online and Offline
(with Jesse M. Shapiro)
Quarterly Journal of Economics. 126 (4). November 2011.
Copyright 2011, Oxford Journals.
Online Appendix | Model Appendix
 

Bayesian Persuasion
(with Emir Kamenica)
American Economic Review. 101 (6). October 2011.
Copyright 2011, American Economic Association.
Online Appendix
 

What Drives Media Slant? Evidence from U.S. Daily Newspapers
(with Jesse M. Shapiro)
Econometrica. 78 (1). January 2010.
Copyright 2010, The Econometric Society.
Online Appendix | Newspaper Data | Congress Data


Competition and Truth in the Market for News
(with Jesse M. Shapiro)
Journal of Economic Perspectives. Spring, 2008.
Copyright 2008, American Economic Association.
 

Preschool Television Viewing and Adolescent Test Scores Historical Evidence from the Coleman Study
(with Jesse M. Shapiro)
Quarterly Journal of Economics. CXXIII (1). February 2008.
Copyright 2008, MIT Press.
Data
 

Valuing New Goods in a Model with Complementarities: Online Newspapers
American Economic Review. 97 (3). June 2007.
Copyright 2007, American Economic Association.
Working Paper Version
 

Television and Voter Turnout
Quarterly Journal of Economics. CXXI (3). August 2006.
Copyright 2006, MIT Press.
Data
 

Media Bias and Reputation
(with Jesse M. Shapiro)
Journal of Political Economy. 114(2). April, 2006.
Copyright 2006, University of Chicago Press.
Online Appendix
 

Media, Education, and Anti-Americanism in the Muslim World
(with Jesse M. Shapiro)
Journal of Economic Perspectives. Summer, 2004.
Copyright 2004, American Economic Association.

Other Publications

Text as Data
(with Bryan T. Kelly and Matt Taddy)
Journal of Economic Literature. Forthcoming.
 

Is Media Driving Americans Apart?
(with Levi Boxell and Jesse M. Shapiro)
The New York Times. December 2017.
 

Small Media, Big Impact
Science. November 2017.
 

Disclosure of Endogenous Information
(with Emir Kamenica)
Economic Theory Bulletin. May 2016.
 

A Rothschild-Stiglitz Approach to Bayesian Persuasion
(with Emir Kamenica)
American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings. May 2016.
 

Polarization in 2016
Toulouse Network for Information Technology Whitepaper. 2016.
 

Media Bias in the Marketplace: Theory
(with Jesse M. Shapiro and Daniel Stone)
Handbook of Media Economics. Vol. 2. Anderson, Waldofgel, and Stromberg, eds. 2016.
 

Ideology and Online News
(with Jesse M. Shapiro)
In Economic Analysis of the Digital Economy. Goldfarb, Greenstein, and Tucker, eds. 2015.
 

Trading Dollars for Dollars: The Price of Attention Online and Offline
American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings. 104 (5). May 2014.
Copyright 2014, American Economic Association.
Online Appendix
 

Costly Persuasion
(with Emir Kamenica)
American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings. 104 (5). May 2014.
Copyright 2014, American Economic Association.
 

Persuasion: Empirical Evidence
(with Stefano DellaVigna)
In Annual Review of Economics. Arrow and Bresnahan, eds. Vol 2. 2010.
 

Market Forces and News Media in Muslim Countries
(with Jesse M. Shapiro)
In Information and Public Choice: From Media Markets to Policy Making. R. Islam, Ed. World Bank, 2008.


The Rise of the Fourth Estate: How Newspapers Became Informative and Why it Mattered
(with Edward L. Glaeser and Claudia Goldin)
In Corruption and Reform: Lessons from America's Economic History. Glaeser and Goldin, Eds. NBER, 2006.

Notes / Lectures

Media and Artificial Intelligence
(Talk at 2018 NBER Economics of AI Conference)
 

Fisher-Schultz Lecture: Transparent Structural Identification 
(from work with Isaiah Andrews and Jesse M. Shapiro)
 

Replication of Berry et al. (1995)
(with Jesse M. Shapiro)
Code and data
 

Code and Data for the Social Sciences: A Practitioner's Guide
(with Jesse M. Shapiro)
(Includes material previously circulated as "Notes for RAs on Writing Code")
HTML version here
Last updated: January, 2014


NBER Econometric Methods Lectures, 2013: High-Dimensional Data
(with Victor Chernozhukov, Christian Hansen, Jesse M. Shapiro, and Matthew Taddy)