April 19, 2017

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Price Indices

Daily price indices, monthly, and annual inflation rates for Argentina and the US. Monthly data with annual inflation rates for Argentina, Brazil, China, Germany, Japan, South Africa, UK, US, 3 US sectors, and global aggregates (including Eurozone). Daily PPP series for Argentina and Australia. The data were used in the paper titled “The Billion Prices Project: Using Online Data for Measurement and Research” – Journal of Economic Perspectives , 31(1) (Spring 2016).

  • Countries: 8 (plus 3 US sectors and 3 global aggregates)
  • Dates : 2007/2008 to 2015

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Online Micro Price Data

Daily prices for all goods sold by 7 large retailers in Latin America and the US: 2 in Argentina, 1 in Brazil, 1 in Chile, 1 in Colombia, 1 in Venezuela, and 4 in the US. Used in the paper titled “Scraped Data and Sticky Prices” - Review of Economics and Statistics (2016 - Forthcoming)

  • Frequency: Daily
  • Countries: 6
  • Dates : 2007 to 2010

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Global Retailers Data

Daily prices for all goods sold by APPLE, IKEA, ZARA, and H&M from 2008 to 2013 in 85 countries. Used in the paper titled "Currency Unions, Product Introductions, and the Real Exchange Rate" Quarterly Journal of Economics,129 (20) (May 2014).

  • Frequency: Daily
  • Countries: 85 (coverage of countries varies by retailer and time)
  • Dates: 2008 to 2013

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Online – Offline Price Comparison

Online and offline prices for individual goods sold by 56 large multi-channel retailers in 10 countries: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, Japan, South Africa, UK, and the US. Used in paper titled “Are Online and Offine Prices Similar? Evidence from Large Multi-Channel Retailers” - American Economic Review, Vol 107 (1), (January 2017).

  • Countries: 10
  • Dates : 2014 to 2016

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