This page provides a list of published papers and working papers based on analyses using data archived and maintained in this center.


  • Consumer and Market Responses to Mad-Cow Disease. (2009), Wolfram Schlenker and Sofia B. Villas-Boas, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 91(4), November 2009: 1140-1152.
  • News Coverage and Sales of Products with Trans Fat: Effects Before and After Changes in Federal Labeling Policy. (2009), Jeff Niederdeppe, Dominick L.Frosch, American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 36(5): 395-401.
  • 2010:

  • Recording Discrepancies in Nielsen Homescan Data: Are They Present and Do They Matter? (2010) Liran Einav, Ephraim Leibtag, Aviv Nevo, Quantitative Marketing and Economics, 8(2), June 2010: 207-239
  • The First of The Month Effect: Consumer Behavior and Store Responses. Justine S. Hastings and Ebonya L. Washington, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy: 2 (2), May 2010: 142-62.
  • Investigating Income Effects in Scanner Data: Do Gasoline Prices Affect Grocery Purchases? (2010), Dora Gicheva, Justine Hastings, and Sofia B. Villas-Boas, American Economic Review: Papers and Proceedings 100 (May 2010): 480-484.
  • Salience and Taxation: Theory and Evidence. (2010) Raj Chetty, Adam Looney, and Kory Kroft, American Economic Review. 99(4): 1145-77.
  • Peers at Work. (2010), Alexandre Mas and Enrico Moretti, American Economic Review, 99(1): 112-45.
  • 2011:

  • Reference Prices and Nominal Rigidities , Marty Eichenbaum, Nir Jaimovich, and Sergio Rebelo, American Economic Review, vol. 101, no. 1, February 2011.
  • Expert Opinion and the Demand for Experience Goods: An Experimental Approach. James Hilger, Greg Rafert, and Sofia B. Villas-Boas, Review of Economics and Statistics, 2011, Review of Economics and Statistics, 93 (4): 1289-1296.
  • International Prices, Cost and Markup Differences . American Economic Review, 101(6), pp.2450-86, October 2011. Gita Gopinath, Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas, Chang-Tai Hsieh, Nicholas Li.
  • 2012:

  • Does limited access at school result in compensation at home? The effect of soft drink bans in schools on purchase patterns outside of schools. 2012. European Review of Agricultural Economics pp. 1-24, Rui Huang and Kristin Kiesel.
  • Shopping Costs and Brand Exploration in Online Grocery. Andrea Pozzi, 2012, American Economic Journal: Microeconomics vol. 4, no. 3, August 2012.
  • A Definition at Last, But What Does it All Mean?" Newspaper Coverage of Organic Food Production and its Effects on Milk Purchases." Kristin Kiesel,Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics Vol. 37, No. 1 (April 2012), pp. 34-57 .
  • Investigating effects of out-of-stock on consumer SKU choice. 2012, Hai Che, Jack Chen, and Yuxin Chen, Journal of Marketing Research: August 2012, Vol. 49, No. 4, pp. 502-513.
  • 2013:

  • Can information costs affect consumer choice? Nutritional labels in a supermarket experiment," International Journal of Industrial Organization, 31 (2013): 153-163. Kristin Kiesel and Sofia B. Villas-Boas.
  • "Fungibility and Consumer Choice: Evidence from Commodity Price Shocks," Justine Hastings and Jesse Shapiro. Lead Article and Editor's Choice. The Quarterly Journal of Economics (2013), 1449-1498. doi:10.1093/qje/qjt018..
  • 2015:

  • BYOB: How Bringing Your Own Shopping Bags Leads to Treating Yourself and the Environment, 2015. Uma R. Karmarkar and Bryan Bollinger, Journal of Marketing July 2015, Vol. 79, No. 4, pp. 1-15.
  • 2016:

  • "Bans vs. Fees: Disposable Carryout Bag Policies and Bag Usage," Rebecca Taylor and Sofia B. Villas-Boas, Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy (2016) volume 38, number 2, pp. 351-372.
  • "Measuring Consumer Responses to a Bottled Water Tax Policy.", 2016. Berck, P., J. Moe-Lange, A. Stevens, and Sofia B. Villas-Boas, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 98 (4): 981-996
  • 2017:

  • "Learning the Structure of Price Stickiness in Scanner Data," Amy Hua, Princeton University, Senior Thesis.
  • 2018:

  • " Does Time of Day Affect Variety-Seeking?", Kelly Gullo, Jonah Berger, Jordan Etkin, and Bryan Bollinger, Journal of Consumer Research.
  • " Can Small Incentives Have Large Effects? The Impact of Taxes versus Bonuses on Disposable Bag Use?", Tatiana A. Homonoff, AEJ: Economic Policy, November, 10 (4): 1-34.
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