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Optimal Aggregation of Consumer Ratings: An Application to Yelp.com

Weijia Dai, Ginger Z. Jin, Jungmin Lee, Michael Luca

NBER Working Paper No. 18567
Issued in November 2012

---- Acknowledgements -----

We are grateful to John Rust, Matthew Genzkow, Connan Snider, Phillip Leslie, Yossi Spiegel, and participants at the 2012 UCLA Alumni Conference and the Fifth Workshop on the Economics of Advertising and Marketing 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.

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