New sub-project: Media censorship

Andy Zapechelnyuk
Tuesday 26 September 2017

We will study the problem of media control by a government. We will develop a formal model applicable to this question. We will apply the theory of Bayesian persuasion with a privately informed receiver to understand how media censorship regulations affect public actions. We will address the questions of how the effectiveness of media censorship depends on diversity of preferences/opinions of the public and on public access to alternative sources of information. This line of research is a collaboration with Tymofiy Mylovanov, President of Kyiv School of Economics, Co-editor of VoxUkraine (an influential non-government organisation that conducts independent research-based policy analysis by leading scholars, policymakers and businessmen in Ukraine), and Associate Professor at the University of Pittsburgh.

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