Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/71107
Authors: 
Pfeiffer,Christoph P.
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
Diskussionspapier, Helmut-Schmidt-Universität, Fächergruppe Volkswirtschaftslehre 127
Abstract: 
The results of empirical research on whether media attention encourages terrorism differ according to the study period. The present contribution identifies which episodes from 1970 to 2010 are characterized by Granger-causalities. Structural breaks are systematically taken into account, and both domestic and transnational terrorism are considered. Data on terrorism are drawn from the Global Terrorism Database (GTD), while the media attention variable is constructed by the number of New York Times' (NYT) articles that contain the word terrorism. A bidirectional Granger-causality between transnational terrorism and media attention was found only from 1999:09 to 2002:07, indicating a temporary effect of 9/11.
Subjects: 
terrorism
media
Bai-Perron test
GTD
Toda-Yamamoto procedure
NYT
JEL: 
C32
D74
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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