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NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

The Effect of Newspaper Entry and Exit on Electoral Politics

Matthew Gentzkow, Jesse M. Shapiro, Michael Sinkinson

NBER Working Paper No. 15544
Issued in November 2009

---- Acknowledgements -----

We are grateful to numerous seminar participants for input on this project. Mike Abito, Patrick DeJarnette, Yao Lu, James Mahon, Nathan Petek, and Mike Thomas, assisted by Felicity Bloom, Yiwei Chen, David Cheng, Felipe Diaz-Arango, Ingrid Gonçalves, Hannah Melnicoe, Hugh Montag, Harish Raja, Rui Silva, and Margarida Soares provided outstanding research assistance. James Snyder kindly provided his cleaned election data files for use in this project. This research was funded in part by the Initiative on Global Markets, the George J. Stigler Center for the Study of the Economy and the State, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the Centel Foundation / Robert P. Reuss Faculty Research Fund, the Neubauer Family Foundation and the Kathryn C. Gould Research Fund, all at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and the National Science Foundation. E-mail: gentzkow@ChicagoBooth.edu, jesse.shapiro@ChicagoBooth.edu, msinkins@fas.harvard.edu. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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