Investigative Journalism

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...

Announcing the Participants in the 2020 Stigler Center Journalists in Residence Program

In March, the Stigler Center will welcome eight world-class journalists from the United Kingdom, Brazil, China, Romania, Ukraine, Slovenia, and the United States for an intensive 12-week...

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...

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The Aristocracy of Talent: Business Intelligence

In the following excerpt from his new book, The Aristocracy of Talent: How Meritocracy Made the Modern World, Adrian Wooldridge traces "how universities...

Why Privacy Experts Need a Place at the Antitrust Table

Antitrust enforcers have tended to stay narrowly “in their lane,” failing to engage with how data is collected and used by digital...

Assessing George Stigler’s Economic Theory of Regulation

Despite its flaws and limitations, Stigler’s seminal article on the theory of economic regulation remains an important piece of scholarship worthy of...

“Old Chicago” and Freiburg: Why Ordoliberalism Was No “German Oddity”

Both the Chicago and Freiburg schools faced systemic fragility as the crucial property of societal orders. It was this fragility that served...

The Many Faces of Stigler’s Theory of Economic Regulation: Interest Group Politics Still Thrives—But Industry Often Comes Second

Stigler treats industry groups as the heavyweights in regulatory contests. But surprisingly often groups of farmers and workers knock them for a...