Investigative Journalism

Announcing the Participants in the Fall 2021 Stigler Center Journalists in Residence Program

This month, the Stigler Center will welcome eight world-class journalists from the United Kingdom, Brazil, China, Romania, Ukraine, Slovenia, and the United...

Capitalisn’t Is Back: Can Economists and Journalists Work Together to Improve Capitalism?

Is capitalism the engine of prosperity, or is it the engine of destruction? On this podcast, we talk about the ways capitalism...

NYC Journalists, Join Us for an Info Session on the Stigler Center’s Journalists in Residence Program

To mark the JIR program’s second year, we will hold an informational session at NYU’s Torch Club in New York on September 19.     Earlier this...

The Stigler Center’s Mediapart Case Study Now Available in French

The Stigler Center's case study focuses on the success of the French online news website and explores the economics of media companies in the face of...

Can Investigative Journalism Overcome the Rational Ignorance of Voters?

In the third and final part of our interview with Stanford economist James Hamilton, we discuss the connection between investigative journalism, human interest stories...

"Information Is a Public Good"

In the second part of our interview with Stanford economist James Hamilton, we discuss the costs of investigative journalism, the link between the degree of...

"There's a Set of People Who Do Understand What's Going on in Washington, But That Story Isn't Told Broadly"

How much does investigative journalism cost? What are its benefits? Why is it so hard to monetize? Can markets keep on providing this service?...

Can Investigative Journalism Be Profitable? France’s Mediapart Shows That It Can Be

Is investigative journalism a private or public good? A new Stigler Center case study focuses on the success of French online news website Mediapart...

LATEST NEWS

Dark Money Dominates Spending by Special Interest Groups and Sways Elections

New research on undisclosed and unlimited political contributions, or dark money, exposes the increasing role that such funds play in U.S. elections.

The “Conspiracy” of Consumer Welfare Theory

Matt Stoller argues there was a conspiracy. It was more of an association with a singular purpose.

Researchers Find Reduced Competition After Pandemic

The chart of the week comes from a new research paper that documents the increase in small business closures during the Covid...

Voters Still Believe Politics is About the Common Good, Not Just Rent-Seeking

Do voters still believe that politics can be a source for common-good policies and not just partisan bickering and rent-seeking? With political...

How to Design Data Protection Laws That Actually Work 

More and more countries are passing data protection laws, yet empirical studies show that these laws rarely deliver on their promises. A...