Matthew Gentzkow wins the Clark medal

by on April 17, 2014 at 2:21 pm in Economics, Television, Uncategorized, Web/Tech | Permalink

The citation is here:

Matthew Gentzkow has made fundamental contributions to our understanding of the economic forces driving the creation of media products, the changing nature and role of media in the digital environment, and the effect of media on education and civic engagement.

Matt is at the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago and there is much more at that link.  Here is Matt at  Matt’s well-known paper on ideological segregation, with Jesse Shapiro, is here (pdf).  Our class on the economics of the media at considers Matt’s work, for instance see this video on ideological segregation.

Here is A Fine Theorem on the Bayesian persuasion paper.

An excellent choice, of course, and hearty congratulations are in order.

1 Heckman April 17, 2014 at 2:32 pm

Cuteonomics wins again.

2 londenio April 18, 2014 at 3:34 am

This is a price to the brilliancy of the papers more than to their on policy or changing some worldview.

3 londenio April 18, 2014 at 6:30 am

oops “prize”!

4 Cloud April 18, 2014 at 4:29 am

Does it mean that Jesse Shapiro will have no chance??? I like his work more though~

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