Shopping Externalities and Self-Fulfilling Unemployment Fluctuations
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We thank the Kielts-Nielsen Data Center at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business for providing access to the Kielts-Nielsen Consumer Panel Dataset. We thank the editor, Harald Uhlig, and three anonymous referees for insightful and detailed suggestions that helped us revising the paper. We are also grateful to Mark Aguiar, Jim Albrecht, Michele Boldrin, Russ Cooper, Ben Eden, Chris Edmond, Roger Farmer, Veronica Guerrieri, Bob Hall, Erik Hurst, Martin Schneider, Venky Venkateswaran, Susan Vroman, Steve Williamson and Randy Wright for many useful comments. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.