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Bay Area Tech Economics Seminar Series: The U.S. 2020 Facebook/Instagram Election Study

Event Details:

Thursday, September 28, 2023
6:30pm - 8:30pm PDT


University of San Fransisco

This event is open to:

General Public

Thursday, September 28th, the Bay Area Tech Economics Seminar Series will kick off its 2023-24 season hosting Matthew Gentzkowthe Landau Professor of Technology and the Economy at Stanford University. 

Overview: This project is a novel academic-private sector collaboration designed to study the impact of Facebook and Instagram on key political attitudes and behaviors during the U.S. 2020 elections. Key outcomes include (1) dis/mis/information, knowledge, and (mis)perceptions; (2) political polarization; (3) political participation, both online and offline, including vote choice and turnout; and (4) attitudes and beliefs about democratic norms and the legitimacy of democratic institutions. We will discuss results from recently published papers as well as not-yet-published findings.

This talk will be hosted at the University of San Fransisco and is co-sponsored by USF's Master's in Applied Economics and the Stanford Causal Science Center.

Doors will open at 6PM, a reception with light refreshments will follow the talk. Location details for each session will be provided to registered participants.  Sign up here to be included on the mailing list.

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