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Dynamics of Consumer Demand for New Durable Goods

Gautam Gowrisankaran, Marc Rysman

NBER Working Paper No. 14737
Issued in February 2009

---- Acknowledgements -----

We thank Dan Ackerberg, Victor Aguirregabiria, Ana Aizcorbe, Rabah Amir, Lanier Benkard, Steve Berry, Sofronis Clerides, Tim Erickson, Simon Gilchrist, Avi Goldfarb, Igal Hendel, Kei Hirano, Firat Inceoglu, Sam Kortum, John Krainer, Aviv Nevo, Ariel Pakes, Minsoo Park, Rob Porter, Je Prince, John Rust, Pasquale Schiraldi, Andy Skrzypacz, Mo Xiao and seminar participants at several institutions for helpful comments; Mingli Chen, Haizhen Lin, Ryan Murphy, Kathleen Nosal, David Rapson, Alex Shcherbakov, and ShirleyWong for research assistance; and the NPD Group and ICR-CENTRIS for providing data. The comments of the editor and anonymous referees substantially improved the paper. We acknowledge funding from the National Science Foundation. All errors are our own. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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