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James T. Hamilton, Charles S. Sydnor Professor of Public Policy, Economics, and Political Science

James T. Hamilton
Contact Info:
Office Location:  211 Sanford Institute
Office Phone:  (919) 613-7358
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PhD, Harvard University, 1991
B.A. Summa Cum Laude, Harvard University, 1983

American Politics
Research Interests:

Economics of Regulation, Public Choice/Political Economy, Environmental Policy, Media

Curriculum Vitae
Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Brian G. Southwell, J.T. Hamilton, and Jonathan S. Slater, "Why Addressing the Poor and Underserved is Vexing", Health Communication, vol. 26 no. 6 (2011), pp. 583-585 .
  2. J.T. Hamilton, "Measuring Spillovers in Markets for Local Public Affairs Coverage", in The Oxford Handbook of Political Communication, edited by Kate Kenski and Kathleen Hall Jamieson (Forthcoming 2012), Oxford University Press .
  3. Sarah Cohen, J. T. Hamilton, and Fred Turner, "Computational Journalism: How Computer Scientists Can Empower Journalists, Democracy's Watchdogs, in the Production of News in the Public Interest", Communications of the ACM, vol. 54 no. 10 (2011), pp. 66-71 .
  4. J.T. Hamilton, "What's the Incentive to Save Journalism?", in Will the Last Reporter Please Turn Out the Lights: The Collapse of Journalism and What Can be Done to Fix It, edited by Robert W. McChesney and Victor Pickard (2011), pp. 277-288, New Press .
  5. J.T. Hamilton, The (Many) Missing Markets for International News: How News From Abroad Sells at Home", Journalism Studies, vol. 11 no. 5 (2010), pp. 650-666 .

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