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Income Differences and Prices of Tradables: Insights from an Online Retailer

Ina Simonovska

NBER Working Paper No. 16233
Issued in July 2010

---- Acknowledgements -----

Previously circulated as "Income Differences and Prices of Tradables." I am grateful to my thesis advisors Timothy Kehoe and Fabrizio Perri for their continued guidance and encouragement throughout this project. For their comments and suggestions I especially thank George Alessandria, Cristina Arellano, Costas Arkolakis, John Asker, Klaus Desmet, Robert Feenstra, Marc Melitz, Douglas Miller, Joan Enric Ricart, Michael Waugh, Hakan Yilmazkuday, members of the Trade and Development Workshop at the University of Minnesota and seminar participants at USC, Stanford, Stockholm IIES, NHH, Copenhagen Business School, UC Santa Cruz, AEA 2010, Michigan, Chicago Fed, Temple, Dallas Fed, NBER ITI Summer Institute 2009, SED 2009, North American Summer Meeting of the Econometric Society 2009, Midwest Macro Spring Meeting 2009, Midwest International Economics Spring Meeting 2009, International Comparisons Conference at UC Davis, RES 2009, World Bank, Bank of Canada, UBC, UQAM, Montreal, Adelaide, Melbourne, UI Bloomington, Notre Dame, UT Austin, UC Davis, IMF and Minneapolis Fed. I thank all the participants of the Mango-DHL controlled experiment. I thank the World Bank for providing me with the price data from the 2005 ICP round. Financial support from the Graduate Research Partnership Program Fellowship at the University of Minnesota and the Peter B. Kenen Fellowship at Princeton University are gratefully acknowledged. All remaining errors are mine. The views expressed herein are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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