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    Media Power Discussed at Henry George Seminar

    Andrea Prat, Ph.D., professor of economics at Columbia University, will discuss “Media Power: Measuring the Influence of News Media on Politics” at The University of Scranton’s spring Henry George Seminar on Monday, April 1, at 4 p.m. in the McIlhenny Ballroom of the DeNaples Center. The lecture is free of charge and open to the public.
    March 8, 2019

    “Media Power: Measuring the Influence of News Media on Politics” will be discussed at The University of Scranton’s Henry George Seminar on Monday, April 1. The lecture, presented by Andrea Prat, Ph.D., professor of economics at Columbia University, will begin at 4 p.m. in the McIlhenny Ballroom of the DeNaples Center. The lecture is free of charge and open to the public.

    Dr. Prat, the Richard Paul Richman Professor of Business at Columbia Business School, is a principal investigator of the Executive Time Use Project. His current research in political economy attempts to define and measure the influence of the media industry on the democratic process.

    He is the author of numerous articles in leading journals in economics and finance including the American Economic Review, Econometrica, the Journal of Finance, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Review of Economic Studies, and the Review of Financial Studies. He served as chair and managing editor of the Review of Economic Studies. He is an associate editor of Theoretical Economics and a director of the industrial organization program of the Center for Economic Policy Research in London. Dr. Prat was elected a fellow of the British Academy in 2011 and a fellow of the Econometric Society in 2013.

    The spring Henry George Seminar is presented by the University’s Economics and Finance Department and the campus chapter of Omicron Delta Epsilon, an international honor society for economics. It was named in honor of the 19th century American economist and social reformer. The lecture series is supported financially by a grant from the Robert Schalkenbach Foundation.

    For more information on the lecture, call 570-941-4048 or email john.ruddy@scranton.edu.

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