I am a PhD student in Economics at the University of Bonn working on topics in behavioral economics. My supervisors are Armin Falk and Lorenz Götte.

Please contact me at felix.chopra[at]uni-bonn.de

Working Paper

Do People Value More Informative News? (with Ingar Haaland and Christopher Roth)

Funded by the Russell Sage Foundation Small Grant in Behavioral Economics

Nominated for the CESifo Distinguished Affiliate Award

Link to Paper (alternative link to SSRN)

Abstract: We examine how people's perceptions of media bias affect their demand for news. Drawing on a large representative sample of the US population, we measure and experimentally manipulate people’s beliefs about the extent to which newspapers suppress information. Inconsistent with the “more-information-is-better principle,” we find that people who learn that a newspaper is less likely to suppress information have a lower demand for news from this newspaper. Our results demonstrate that people have a demand for biased news, consistent with a desire to confirm pre-existing beliefs.

Work in Progress

Intertemporal Altruism (with Armin Falk, Thomas Graeber and Philipp Eisenhauer)

Media Influence and Financial Decisions