Matthew Gentzkow, the 2017 George Tolley Fellow, studies empirical industrial organization and political economy, with a specific focus on media industries. Recent papers have explored competition and truth in the news market, the drivers of media slant, and the effect of television on academic test scores. His current work examines persuasion and ideological segregation online and offline.
Gentzkow's work has been published in the Journal of Political Economy, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the American Economic Review, and Econometrica, and has been covered in major national media.
He currently holds a post as a professor of economics at Stanford University. He was previously the Richard O. Ryan Professor of Economics and a Neubauer Family Faculty Fellow at the Booth School of Business. He received an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship in 2009. He also won a National Science Foundation grant for research on media bias, and a Faculty Excellence Award for teaching.
He was educated at Harvard University, where he earned a bachelor's degree in 1997, a master's degree in 2002, and a PhD in 2004, all in economics.