NYC Media Seminar

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 lisa.george@hunter.cuny. To stay informed about the series, register for the series listserv by sending an email to mailto:listserv@hunter.listserv.cuny.edu 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:

2015-2016 Speaker Schedule:

Please note that the November talk this season will be held the second rather than first Wednesday of the month!

2014-2015 Speaker Schedule:

 2013-2014 Speaker Schedule:

Information for Economists Interested in Media Markets