ECO334H1: Political Economy: Voters, Information and Media

Hours: 
24L/12T

Tools are developed to analyze voters and the role of information in democracies. Theories of voter information are evaluated using empirical literature on media and the political economy of media. The effects of innovations in information technology are explored and we will evaluate how the empirical results square with the theory. A study of newspapers, radio, television, cable, the Internet and social media, with a focus on empirical methods used to identify effects of media on voters.

Distribution Requirements: 
Social Science
Breadth Requirements: 
Society and its Institutions (3)