I am an ICREA Research Professor at the Barcelona Institute for Political Economy and Governance (IPEG), Associate Professor of Economics at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Affiliate Professor at Barcelona Graduate School of Economics, and Alfa-Bank Associate Professor of Economics at the New Economic School. I am also a non-resident Research Fellow at the Center for New Media and Society and Research Fellow at CEPR.
I received my PhD from Harvard University in 2008. I spent 2012 - 2013 as a Visiting Associate Research Scholar at the Center for the Study of Democratic Politics at Princeton University. In 2012-2013, I have also been the Research Director at the Center for New Media and Society. My research interests include mass media economics, political economy, and corporate governance.
In October 2011, I organized the 9th Workshop on Media Economics in Moscow, Russia. In May 2013, I co-organized (with Markus Prior and Martin Gilens) a conference on "Political Impact of Mass Media" in Princeton, NJ, and co-organized (with Joshua Tucker) a "Social Media and Political Participation" conference in Florence, Italy. In 2014-2016, I co-organized (with Gianmarco Leon and Giacomo Ponzetto) "Economic Analysis of Electoral Politics" workshops in Barcelona, Spain (as a part of Barcelona GSE Summer Forum).
“Inequality and Media Capture”, Journal of Public Economics, February 2008, 92 (1-2) , pp. 183-212
“Newspapers and Parties: How Advertising Revenue Created an Independent Press”, [Online Appendix], American Political Science Review, November 2011, 105(4), pp.790-808. (c) American Political Science Association
“Media and Political Persuasion: Evidence from Russia” (with Ruben Enikolopov and Katia Zhuravskaya), [Online Appendix], [Data], American Economic Review, December 2011, 111(7): 3253-85
“Mass Media and Special Interest Groups”, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, September 2012, 84(1), pp. 17-38
“Cross-Border Media and Nationalism: Evidence from Serbian Radio in Croatia” (with Stefano DellaVigna, Ruben Enikolopov, Vera Mironova, and Katia Zhuravskaya), [Online Appendix], [Data], American Economic Journals: Applied Economics, July 2014, 6(3): 103–132
“Radio and the Rise of Nazis in Pre-War Germany” (with Maja Adena, Ruben Enikolopov, Veronica Santarosa, and Katia Zhuravskaya), [Online Appendix], [Data], Quarterly Journal of Economics, November 2015, 130: 1885-1939
"Field Experiment Estimate of Electoral Fraud in Russian Parliamentary Elections" (with Vasily Korovkin, Ruben Enikolopov, Konstantin Sonin, and Alexei Zakharov), [Data], Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, January 2013, 110(2): 448-452.
“Firm Value in Crisis: Effects of Firm-Level Transparency and Country-Level Institutions” (with Ruben Enikolopov and Sergey Stepanov), Journal of Banking and Finance, September 2014, 46: 72-84
“Politics, Instability, and International Investment Flows” (with Art Durnev, Ruben Enikolopov, and Veronica Santarosa), Journal of Corporate Finance, February 2015, 30: 299-324
“Social Media and Protest Participation: Evidence from Russia” (with Ruben Enikolopov and Alexey Makarin), April 2016, revise and resubmit to Econometrica
“Political Economy of Media Capture,” in Information and Public Choice: From Media Markets to Policy Making, ed. by Roumeen Islam, World Bank, 2008. pp.121-138
“Media Capture: Empirical Evidence” (with Ruben Enikolopov), in Handbook of Media Economics, eds. Anderson, Simon, Joel Waldfogel, and David Strömberg, 2016, North-Holland, pp. 687-700
“Media Persuasion, Ethnic Hatred, and Mass Violence: a Brief Overview of Recent Research Advances” (with David Yanagizawa-Drott), ch. 12, in Economics of Genocide, Mass Killing, and Their Prevention, eds. Anderton, Charles, and Jurgen Brauer, 2016, Oxford University Press
"Media Capture Outside Advanced Democracies," in Comparative Democratization APSA Newsletter, October 2015
Work in progress