12.08经济系Seminar：Local Media Disclosure and Competition in China
发布日期： 2016-12-05 浏览次数：
题 目：Local Media Disclosure and Competition in China (Ting Chen and Jean Hong)
主讲人： Jean Hong
Ji Yeon (Jean) Hong (Ph.D., New York University, 2014) is an Assistant Professor of Social Science at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Her research interest centers on political economy of developing countries. She focuses particularly on political economic incentives and constraints that shape policy choices. Her studies range over various topics in political economy including economic development, industrial policy, social policy, conflicts and violence, and colonial legacies. Her recent works are forthcoming at British Journal of Political Science and Conflict Management and Peace Science.
Regional media disclosure and competition is an important aspect to understand the development and reform in China. Based on self-collected data on provincial characteristics and all local media reports in regional newspapers from 2000 to 2014, we study the incentives of local media to report the events such as corruption investigations and major industrial accidents. We find that provincial level newspaper is more likely to promote negative news related to their competing peer provinces. We also find that negative news reports indeed reduce the promotion probability of reported cadres, while increasing the chances of promotion for those who report the news.