The NYC Media Seminar was launched in Fall 2013 to provide a regular forum for economists interested in media markets to connect with each other and to current research on media topics. The seminar is jointly organized by Lisa George at Hunter College and Miklos Sarvary at Columbia Business School and has been generously supported by the Columbia Media Program, the Associated Press, and Google.
The seminar is open to all researchers with access to New York City and draws speakers from across the US and abroad. Seminars are held the first Wednesday of each month during the academic year. For the 2017-2018 season we will meet at AMC, 11 Penn Plaza.
The sessions begin at 10am with coffee, followed by a 90-minute presentation and discussion. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Lisa George at email@example.com. To stay informed about the series, register for the series listserv by sending an email to mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org with SUBSCRIBE MEDIANYC-L in the e-mail message body (and nothing else).
2017-2018 Speaker Schedule:
- October 4, 2017: Leopoldo Fergusson (Universidad de los Andes) Social Media and Collective Action Around the World: Evidence from Facebook
- November 1, 2017: Michael Sinkinson (Yale School of Management) Media Competition and News Diets
- December 6, 2017: Alexandre de Corniere (Toulouse School of Economics) Social Media and the News Industry
- February 7, 2018: Marcus Mobius (Microsoft Research)
- March 7, 2018: James Snyder (Harvard University)
- April 4, 2018: Luigi Zingales (University of Chicago)
- May 2, 2018: Adam Szeidl (Central European University)
2016-2017 Speaker Schedule:
- October 5, 2016: Neil Gandal (Tel Aviv University) Online Exploration and Content Choice: An Experiment
- November 2, 2016: Hanna Halaburda (Bank of Canada) Can We Predict the Winner in a Market with Network Effects? Competition in Cryptocurrency Market
- December 7, 2016: Simon Anderson (University of Virginia) Advertising Congestion, Time-use, and Media Variety
- February 1, 2017: Joel Waldfogel (University of Minnesota): Preference Externalities and the Rise of China: Measuring their Impact on Consumers and Producers in Global Film Markets
- March 1, 2017: Pinar Yildirim (University of Pennsylvania), Social Media and Political Donations: New Technology and Incumbency Advantage in the United States
- April 5, 2017: Lapo Filistrucchi (University of Florence), Price Competition in Two Sided Markets, papers here and here. (We meet in the Albert Einstein room in the Chelsea Market building. Either wait for Mikos or Lisa to escort, or take Elevator 12 (near Bowery Kitchen Supplies) to Google reception on the 7th floor.)
- May 3, 2017: Garrett Johnson (University of Rochester and Northwestern University), The Online Display Ad Effectiveness Funnel & Carry-Over: A Meta-Study of Predicted Ghost Ad Experiments
2015-2016 Speaker Schedule:
- October 7, 2015: Babur De Los Santos (Indiana University) E-Book Pricing and Vertical Restraints
- November 11, 2015: Seth Stephens-Davidowitz (Google) “New data and media economics?”
- December 2, 2015: Matthew Baker & Lisa George (Hunter College) “The News Hour: Welfare Estimation in the Market for Local TV News“
- February 3, 2016: Brian Knight (Brown) “The Limits of Propaganda: Evidence from Chavez’s Venezuela“
- March 2, 2016: Michaela Draganska (Drexel) “Digital Content Variety and Customer Subscription Behavior: An investigation of adult online entertainment”
- April 6, 2016: Julia Cage’ (Sciences Po Paris) Newspapers in Times of Low Advertising Revenues“
- May 4, Ruben Durante (Sciences Po Paris) Attack when the World is Not Watching? International Media and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Please note that the November talk this season will be held the second rather than first Wednesday of the month!
2014-2015 Speaker Schedule:
- October 1, 2014: Przemyslaw Jeziorski (UC Berkeley) “An Empirical Model of Dynamic Merger Enforcement: Choosing Ownership Caps in US Radio“
- November 5, 2014: Nicholas Economides (NYU) “The Economics of Net Neutrality,” more here.
- December 3, 2014: Stefano DellaVigna (UC Berkeley) “Does Media Concentration Lead to Biased Coverage? Evidence from Movie Reviews”
- February 4, 2015: Greg Crawford (University of Zurich) “The Welfare Effects of Vertical Integration in Multichannel Television Markets”
- March 4, 2015: Justin Rao (Microsoft Research) “Fair and Balanced? Quantifying Media Bias Through Crowdsourced Content Analysis”
- April 1, 2015: Jeremiah Dittmar (LSE) “New Media, Markets, and Institutional Change: Evidence from the Protestant Reformation”
- May 6, 2015: David Stromberg (University of Stockholm), “Social Media in China”
2013-2014 Speaker Schedule:
- October 2, 2013: Luis Cabral (NYU),“Motion Picture Supply and Demand”
- November 6, 2013: Catherine Tucker (MIT), “Viral Video Ad Campaigns”
- December 4, 2013: Andrea Prat (Columbia Business School), “Measuring Media Power”
- February 5, 2014: David Stromberg (Stockholm University), “The Determinants of Media Bias in China”
- March 5, 2014: Joel Waldfogel (University of Minnesota), “Cinematic Explosion: Movies, Gatekeepers and Product Discovery in the Digital Era”
- April 2, 2014: Matthew Gentzkow (University of Chicago), “Do Newspapers Serve the State? Incumbent Party Inﬂuence on the US Press, 1869-1928”
- May 7, 2014: Tamas David-Barrett (Oxford University), “Evolutionary Foundations of Behavior on Social Media”. View additional research on limitations to social group size, testing constraints on social network size, and the effects of laughter on happiness within different modes of communication.