Optimal Aggregation of Consumer Ratings: An Application to Yelp.com
NBER Working Paper No. 18567
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We are grateful to John Rust, Matthew Gentzkow, Connan Snider, Phillip Leslie, Yossi Spiegel, and participants at the 2012 UCLA Alumni Conference, the Fifth Workshop on the Economics of Advertising and Marketing, and the Yale Marketing-Industrial Organization Conference for constructive comments. Financial support from the University of Maryland and the Sogang University Research Grant of 2011 (#201110038.01) is graciously acknowledged. All errors are ours. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.