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Andrea Tesei’s research on the political effects of entertainment TV in Italy featured in The New York Times and The Washington Post


The Washington Post interviewed Dr Andrea Tesei in relation to his American Economic Review paper examining the effects of TV on the audience in reflection to political voting.

In a separate article, The Washington Post also provides an in-depth description of Dr Tesei’s study, which uses detailed broadcast-transmitter data to show that more exposure to Berlusconi’s commercial TV network, Mediaset, was followed by an enduring boost in support for populist candidates peddling simple messages and easy answers.

The study also appears in a summary article from The New York Times on the social effects of TV.



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