Faculty & Research

Jesse M. Shapiro

Chookaszian Family Professor of Economics

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Chicago, IL 60637

Jesse M. Shapiro is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and an editor of the Journal of Political Economy. Before joining the Chicago Booth faculty, he was the inaugural Becker Fellow at the Becker Center on Chicago Price Theory.

His research is in the areas of industrial organization and political economy.

Shapiro attended Harvard University, where he earned a bachelor's degree summa cum laude in economics and a master's degree in statistics in 2001, and a PhD in economics in 2005. He was a 2011-2012 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow.


Other Interests

Comic books, video games, Brooklyn.


Research Activities

Industrial organization; political economy.

With Justine Hastings, “Fungibility and Consumer Choice: Evidence from Commodity Price Shocks,” Quarterly Journal of Economics (2013).

With Matthew Gentzkow and Michael Sinkinson, “The Effect of Newspaper Entry and Exit on Electoral Politics,” American Economic Review (2011).

With Matthew Gentzkow, “Ideological Segregation Online and Offline,” Quarterly Journal of Economics (2011).

With Nava Ashraf and James Berry, "Can Higher Prices Stimulate Product Use? Evidence from a Field Experiment in Zambia," American Economic Review (2010).

With Matthew Gentzkow, "What Drives Media Slant? Evidence from U.S. Daily Newspapers," Econometrica (2010).