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Matthew Gentzkow

Richard O. Ryan Professor of Economics and Neubauer Family Faculty Fellow at Chicago Booth

Matthew Gentzkow is Richard O. Ryan Professor of Economics and Neubauer Faculty Fellow at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He studies empirical industrial organization and political economy, with a specific focus on media industries.

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. Gentzkow received an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship in 2009. He has also been awarded several National Science Foundation grants for research on media, and a Faculty Excellence Award for teaching. He hopes his students learn to "ask more questions, think critically, and realize that many arguments that sound good aren't."

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 in economics.