Tiago Mata Leading Research Program that Examines Journalism and Economics

Tiago Mata, a HOPE Center fellow in 2010–11, is well into the first year of a five-year research project that examines journalism and economics. Titled "Economics in the Public Sphere," the project is studying “economic journalism” as a site for the production of public economic knowledge.

"The project is running at full speed," Tiago reports, with two workshops scheduled for this year: "Interrogating Economics in the Public Sphere" (April 18–19) and "Economic Reason: Intellectuals and Think Tanks in the Late Twentieth Century" (June 28).

The project, which is being funded by the European Research Council’s Starting Grants Scheme, is based at the University of Cambridge. For more information, please visit the project's website.

Economics in the Public Sphere complements Tiago's recent work as one of the organizers of the 2012 HOPE conference on the economist as public intellectual. Some of the papers presented at the conference examined the work of journalists who wrote about economic issues. The conference volume will appear at the end of 2013 as the supplemental issue to volume 45 of HOPE.