Encyclopedia of Law and Economics

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Media

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-7883-6_315-1

Abstract

Citizens can use media to solve political agency problems. To be useful for this purpose, however, media must be free. Freer media are strongly associated with superior political-economic outcomes and may be especially important to fostering political-economic improvement in the developing world.

Keywords

Europe Income Romania Peru 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of EconomicsGeorge Mason UniversityFairfaxUSA