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Shopping for Lower Sales Tax Rates

Scott R. Baker, Stephanie Johnson, Lorenz Kueng

NBER Working Paper No. 23665
Issued in August 2017, Revised in May 2018

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We would like to thank our discussants Gabe Chodorow-Reich, Jonathan Parker and Inessa Liskovich, and participants at seminars at the NBER Summer Institute, Arizona State, Berkeley, Bern, Chicago Fed, Columbia, Frankfurt, Minneapolis Fed, Minnesota, Munich, Northwestern, NYU, Venice, Wisconsin{Madison, and Yale for their comments. This research received financial support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation through the NBER Household Finance small grant program and from the Financial Institutions and Markets Research Center at the Kellogg School of Management. Conclusions in this paper are derived based on data from The Nielsen Company (US), LLC and marketing databases provided by the Kilts Center for Marketing Data Center at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. The conclusions drawn from the Nielsen data are those of the researchers and do not reflect the views of Nielsen. Nielsen is not responsible for, had no role in, and was not involved in analyzing and preparing the results reported herein. 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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