This is how the internet influences government policy
Mobile technology has allowed for cheaper and quicker political outreach to the masses. But new research finds approval of governments declines as data coverage increases.
Ekaterina Zhuravskaya has been Professor of Economics at the Paris School of Economics (EHESS) since 2010. She is also a Research Fellow of CEPR in Public Policy and Development Economics programs. She got her PhD at Harvard University in 1999 and spent 10 subsequent years working as Professor at the New Economic School and as the Academic Director of the Center for Economic and Financial Research in Moscow. Her main academic interests are in political economy.