Lisa M. George
Associate Professor • Member of the Doctoral Faculty at CUNY's Graduate Center
Ph.D. Applied Economics, The Wharton School, University of
Office: HW 1503
Lisa M. George is an empirical applied economist specializing in industrial organization and political economy. Her research focuses on the economics of media markets, spanning traditional and new media. Professor George has published in top economics journals, including the American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy and Journal of Industrial Economics. She is Editor-in-Chief of the media and telecommunications journal Information Economics and Policy.
Professor George is a leader in the media economics community. She serves on the scientific committee of the EU Media Pluralism Project at the Florence School of Regulation and on the newly-formed American Press Institute Research Advisory Group. Professor George has managed public and private grants and awards for research in media economics, including a 2011 award from the Time Warner Cable Research Program in Digital Communications and a 2010 Federal Communications Commission grant to study diversity in television news. Professor George co-organizes an annual Media Economics Workshop, now in its 11th year, and co-founded the new interdisciplinary New York City Media Seminar.
Professor George completed her Ph.D. in Applied Economics at the University of Pennsylvania. She also earned a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Engineering degree from Cornell University. Professor George currently holds a tenured Associate Professor position in the Department of Economics, Hunter College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York. She has served in the past as a Visiting Associate Professor of Business and Public Policy at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and an Assistant Professor of Economics at Michigan State University. Before embarking on doctoral studies, Professor George served five years as an officer in the U.S. Navy.
Professor George maintains a media economics page with links to seminars, conferences and other material related to the economics of media markets. Please visit for information, schedule and papers for the new NYC Media Seminar.