Understanding International Price Differences Using Barcode Data
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The authors wish to thank the NSF (grant #0820536) and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York for providing financial support for this project. We would like to thank the Director of Research at the FRBNY, Joseph Tracy, for his early support of this project. We would also like to thank ACNielsen’s vice-president of Pricing Research Frank Piotrowski, Ivan Rocabado, and Maura Elhbretch for their careful explanation of the data. Jean Imbs, Sam Kortum, Virgiliu Midrigan, Haroon Mumtaz, Morten Ravn, Helene Rey, and Serena Ng provided excellent comments on an earlier draft. Jesse Handbury provided us with outstanding research assistance. In addition, we would like to thank the Global Financial Markets Initiative at the University of Chicago GSB and the Center for Japanese Economy and Business at the Columbia Business School for research support. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.