Month: November 2010
Econbrowser – “Billion prices project”
Justin Lahart is among those calling attention to the Billion Prices Project of MIT Professors Roberto Rigobon and Alberto Cavallo.
The basic idea of the Billion Prices Project is to automate search of websites around the world that report prices at which various vendors are offering to sell specific items.
Barron’s Magazine – “Under the Microscope: Inflation, in Real Time”
Our outlook for the coming week includes a report on a price-tracking Website run by two MIT economists. Their take: no serious inflation yet.
The Wall Street Journal – “A Way, Day by Day, of Gauging Prices”
Economists will dissect next Wednesday’s government report on consumer prices for any sign inflation is heating up—or cooling. But a pair of academics in Boston already has data they think show where prices went.