上财城市与区域科学学院/财经研究所Seminar(2018年秋季学期第1期)

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【主题】Media Control When Pollution Occurs in China

【报告人】冯净冰(复旦大学经济学院讲师)

926日(星期三)10:00-11:30

上海财经大学红瓦楼236会议室

主持人孙聪讲师

【报告摘要】

Using data on Chinese local newspaper reports of water pollution events, this paper studies how local governments in autocratic regimes filter information to avoid political responsibilities. We find that, compared with less regulated nonparty newspapers, party newspapers are 33% less likely to report water pollution events, but more likely to report upstream pollution, especially those caused by state-owned companies. However, there is no significant difference between party and nonparty newspapers in covering flood events, for which local governments are not responsible. The results are robust, even after considering water quality measures and market forces, such as circulation and advertising. We also find that party newspapers tend to report less about water pollutions especially when policies emphasize strengthening media control or when party newspapers are faced with relatively low level of competition in reporting news. This study provides empirical evidence that, due to media control and competition between local governments, governments in authoritarian regimes try to achieve their own goals through media control, which potentially conflicts to the interests of consumers.

  

【报告人简介】

冯净冰,复旦大学经济学博士,曾在美国耶鲁大学访问交流,现为复旦大学经济学院讲师(师资博士后),主要研究方向为发展经济学,聚焦媒体经济学、城镇化、PPP等问题。主持教育部人文社会科学研究青年项目,代表性研究成果发表在《世界经济》《管理评论》等期刊。

  

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