7th Economics of Media Bias Workshop

ECONtribute invites to the 7th Economics of Media Bias Workshop at the University of Cologne.

The workshop is organized by Marcel Garz (Jönköping), Johannes Münster (Cologne), Mattias Polborn (Vanderbilt), and Chris Roth (Cologne) together with the Cluster of Excellence ECONtribute. It will investigate forms, causes, and consequences of media bias, especially in news markets and on social media.

Thursday, February 29, 2024

9.30 – 10.00       Reception and opening remarks
10.00 – 10.30     Antoine Zerbini (London School of Economics and Political Science): Segment and Rule: Modern Censorship in Authoritarian Regimes (with Kun Heo)

10.30 – 11.00     Rafael Jiménez-Durán (Bocconi University): When Product Markets Become Collective Traps: The Case of Social Media (with Leonardo Bursztyn, Benjamin Handel, and Christopher Roth)

11.00 – 11.30     Break

11.30 – 12.00     Arianna Ornaghi (Hertie School): Man Bites Dog: Editorial Choices and Biases in the Reporting of Weather Events (with Nicola Mastrorocco, Matteo Pograxha, and Stephane Wolton)

12.00 – 12.30    Ricard Gil (Queen’s University): Do Search Engines Increase Concentration in Media Markets? (with Joan Calzada and Nestor Duch-Brown)

12.30 – 14.00    Lunch

14.00 – 14.30    Vincenzo Galasso (Bocconi University): Persuasion: Channels and Long-term effects

15.00 – 15.30    Break

15.30 – 16.00    Riccardo Puglisi (University of Pavia): The Revealed Demand of Issues on the Media: The case of Italian TV news shows (with Jim Snyder)

16.00 – 16.30    Arieda Muço (Central European University): The politician, the party, and the president: How do political scandals propagate across the party network?

Friday, March 1, 2024

9.00 – 9.30       Reception

9.30 – 10.00     Quentin Lippmann (University of Essex): Does Access to Power Make Women as Newsworthy as Men? (with Adrien Montalbo)

10.00 – 10.30     Felix Chopra (University of Copenhagen): Conducting Qualitative Interviews with AI (with Ingar Haaland)

10.30 – 11.00     Break

11.00 – 11.30     Michael Thaler (University College London): The Supply of Motivated Beliefs

11.30 – 12.00     Stephan Lauermann (University of Bonn): Persuasion and Information Aggregation in Elections (with Carl Heese)

12.00 – 12.30     Giuseppe Musillo (Tilburg University): It’s a Bird, it’s a Plane, it’s Superman! Using Mass Media to Fight Intolerance (with Alex Armand, Paul Atwell, Joseph Gomes, and Yannik Schenk)

12.30 – 14.00     Lunch

14.00 – 14.30     Tiziana Assenza (Toulouse School of Economics): Fake News: Susceptibility, Awareness and Solutions (with Alberto Cardaci, Stefanie Huber)

14.30 – 15.00     Manuel Foerster (Bielefeld University): A theory of media bias and disinformation

15.00 – 15.30     Farewell and concluding remarks

29.02. - 01.03.2024

Research Event

Room 004, Building 106

Albertus-Magnus-Platz, 50923 Cologne

Johannes Münster

M johannes.muenster@uni-koeln.de