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This course will be helping to understand the vibes of media in this modern age. How media is playing an important role in economics to making money. The way media rules the government and the economy of the country will be covered in this course. If you pass the final exam you can earn our “Economics of the Media” certificate on your profile.


This course does not involve any written exams. Students need to answer 5 assignment questions to complete the course, the answers will be in the form of written work in pdf or word. Students can write the answers in their own time. Each answer needs to be 200 words (1 Page). Once the answers are submitted, the tutor will check and assess the work.


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Course Credit: MR University

Course Curriculum

Module 01
The importance of fixed costs 00:08:00
Non-rivalry in consumption 00:07:00
Spatial models 00:14:00
Network externalities 00:09:00
Some economics of advertising 00:08:00
The economics of payola 00:07:00
Payola and conflict of interest 00:07:00
Rossman Payola 1 00:02:00
Rossman Payola 2 00:06:00
Does consolidation lower variety? 00:05:00
Multiple equilibria 00:05:00
History of media economics 00:06:00
Module 02
Steven Pearlstein on newspapers (Optional) 00:08:00
James Hamilton, Markets for News (Optional) 00:00:00
What drives media slant? 00:06:00
Does competitiveness lower bias? 00:05:00
Balance for ballot propositions 00:03:00
Newspapers and agenda setting 00:03:00
Ideological segregation 00:05:00
Spectrum auctions, spectrum liberalization and the incomplete triumph of Coase 00:13:00
State ownership 00:06:00
Net Neutrality by Jerry Brito 00:06:00
Network economics and ‘net neutrality’ regulation by Adam Thierer 00:07:00
Weak and strong natural monopoly 00:09:00
Cable TV regulation 00:08:00
Bundling 00:16:00
Copyright and music 00:08:00
Module 03
Can the government influence private media? 00:08:00
The unintended consequences of media 00:06:00
The cultural diversity critique of markets 00:09:00
Guide to Conspiracy Theories 00:14:00
Avant garde and popular art 00:13:00
The economics of Bollywood 00:07:00
Cable TV and women 00:03:00
Food crises and India’s media 00:07:00
Exposing corruption in Brazil 00:05:00
What do to about HIV/AIDS? 00:04:00
Information Ecology | James T. Hamilton, All the News Thats Fit to Sell 01:10:00
The Law and Economics of Net Neutrality 01:46:00
Tim Groseclose—Media Bias 00:33:00
Be suspicious of stories | Tyler Cowen | TEDxMidAtlantic 00:17:00
Submit Your Assignment 00:00:00
Certification 00:00:00

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