The media and development

In response to my query in yesterday's post about more economic research looking at the impact of the media, Bill Easterly (who co-authors the Aid Watchers blog) kindly pointed me towards the work of the World Bank's Roumeen Islam. Her latest book is a 2008 edited collection, Information and Public Choice: From Media Markets to Policy Making. This follows a 2002 book, The Right to Tell: The Role of Mass Media in Economic Development.

Anya Schiffrin at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs is launching a course on the media and development in the Fall of 2010.

But it still strikes me that we need more research on this subject.