I am ICREA Research Professor at the Barcelona Institute for Political Economy and Governance (IPEG), Adjunct Professor of Economics at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Affiliate Professor at Barcelona Graduate School of Economics, and the UBS 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.
I received 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 Research Director at the Center for New Media and Society. My research interests include political economy, mass media economics, and Internet Economics.
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) "Social Media and Political Participation" conference in Florence, Italy. In June 2014, I co-organized (with Gianmarco Leon and Giacomo Ponzetto) "Economic Analysis of Electoral Politics" workshop 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
"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.
“Cross-Border Media and Nationalism: Evidence from Serbian Radio in Croatia” (with Stefano DellaVigna, Ruben Enikolopov, Vera Mironova, and Katia Zhuravskaya), [Online Appendix], forthcoming in American Economic Journal: Applied Economics
“Firm Value in Crisis: Effects of Firm-Level Transparency and Country-Level Institutions” (with Ruben Enikolopov and Sergey Stepanov), forthcoming in Journal of Banking and Finance
“Political Economy of Media Capture” in Information and Public Choice: From Media Markets to Policy Making, ed. by Roumeen Islam, World Bank. pp. 121-138
“Politics, Instability, and International Investment Flows” (with Art Durnev, Ruben Enikolopov, and Veronica Santarosa), November 2012, revise and resubmit, Journal of Corporate Finance
“Inequality and Media in American States”, August 2008
Work in progress