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Matthew Gentzkow is a Research Associate in the NBER's Programs on Industrial Organization and Political Economy and the Richard O. Ryan Professor of Economics and Neubauer Family Faculty Fellow at the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business. He is also a co-editor of the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics. He studies empirical industrial organization and political economy, with a specific focus on media industries.

Gentzkow attended Harvard University, receiving his bachelor's degree in 1997, master's degree in 2002, and Ph.D. in 2004, all in Economics. He received an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship in 2009 and has been awarded a National Science Foundation grant for research on media bias. His research has been published in the Journal of Political Economy, the Quarterly Journal of Economicsthe American Economic Review, and Econometrica.

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Jesse Shapiro is a Research Associate in the NBER's Programs on Labor Studies, Industrial Organization, and Political Economy. He is also a Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business.

Shapiro attended Harvard University, where he earned a bachelor's degree in economics and a master's degree in statistics in 2001, and a Ph.D. in economics in 2005.

Before joining the Chicago Booth faculty, he was the inaugural Becker Fellow at the Becker Center on Chicago Price Theory. He was also an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow in 2011-12.

Shapiro is co-editor of the Journal of Political Economy, and an Associate Editor of American Economic Journal: Applied Economics.

Shapiro lives in Chicago with his wife, Emily Oster -- who is also an economist at Chicago Booth and is a Faculty Research Fellow in the NBER's Labor Studies, Health Care, and Development Economics Programs -- and their daughter Penelope.

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