NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Untangling Searchable and Experiential Quality Responses to Counterfeits

Yi Qian, Qiang Gong, Yuxin Chen

NBER Working Paper No. 18784
Issued in February 2013

---- Acknowledgements -----

Yi Qian is Assistant Professor of Marketing and Yuxin Chen is the Polks Bros. Professor in Retailing, both at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, 2001 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208. Qiang Gong is Associate Professor at the Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, Guanghua Building, 55 Guanghuacun Road, Chengdu, Sichuan Province, P.R.China. Please send correspondences to yiqian@kellogg.northwestern.edu, (847)491-7113. The authors are grateful to Philippe Aghion, Eric Anderson, Kevin Bryan, Richard Caves, Anne Coughlan, Josh Lerner, Debu Purohit, Jagmohan Raju, K. Sudhir, and Miguel Villas-Boas for helpful advice and comments. Yi also gratefully acknowledges co-operation from the Chinese Quality and Technology Supervision Bureau (QTSB) and the companies she interviewed and surveyed. The results in this paper do not necessarily represent the views of QTSB or the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

---- Disclosure of Financial Relationships for Qiang Gong -----

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