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Stories on corruption. How media and prosecutors influence elections

Pablo Enrique Torija JimŽnez ()
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Pablo Enrique Torija JimŽnez: Università di Padova

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No 140, "Marco Fanno" Working Papers from Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche "Marco Fanno"

Abstract: I analyse whether Attorney Generals try to influence elections by adjusting the tempo of their investigations to the electoral calendar, and whether mass media have a partisan bias and hide corruption activities of their preferred parties. For doing so, I have coded the number of articles containing the word ÒcorruptionÓ of the two main Spanish newspapers, finding significant evidence of both behaviors.

Keywords: Mass media; prosecutor; political economy; corruption; newspaper; Spain. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: H11 L82 P16 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 10 pages
Date: 2011-10
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