Research Network Economics of Media Bias
Over the past decade, economists have been working increasingly on various kinds of biased coverage. The Research Network Economics of Media Bias – which was funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) from 2016 to 2019 – brings together the different perspectives, approaches, and methods that can be found in the area. Moreover, it aims to support and integrate young researchers by connecting them with more experienced economists. To discuss ideas and current research projects, the network organizes annual workshops at alternating locations.
Do you actively research biased media coverage yourself?
If you wish to become a member of the research network, write an Email to media.bias [at] wzb.eu.
Call for Papers - 6th Economics of Media Bias Workshop
We invite researchers to submit papers or extended abstracts to the 6th Economics of Media Bias Workshop. Organized by the eponymous research network, the workshop will be a platform to discuss current research, exchange ideas, and explore new collaboration scenarios.
As a group of economists and political scientists, we investigate forms, causes, and consequences of bias, especially in news markets and on social media. Main questions of interest are:
- How can media bias be defined and measured?
- In which situations is bias driven by the supply side of the news market? When is it caused by the demand side?
- What are the economic, political, and social consequences of media bias?
Keynote speeches will be delivered by Julia Cagé (Sciences Po) and Theresa Kuchler (NYU Stern). The workshop will be held on site at the ifo Institute for Economic Research in Munich, contingent on the development of the coronavirus pandemic.
Both theoretical and empirical work is welcome. Those interested in presenting their work at this workshop are invited to email a research paper or extended abstract by December 1, 2022 at https://ifo-cesifo-events.org/frontend/index.php?sub=137. Authors of accepted papers will be notified by December 15, 2022. Presenters have to carry their own expenses for transportation and accommodation. There will be no conference fee.
December 1, 2022 Deadline for submitting research papers or abstracts
December 15, 2022 Notification of acceptance
March 8 – 9, 2023 6th Economics of Media Bias Workshop, Munich, Germany
Organizers: Anna Kerkhof, Marcel Garz