Sofia Berto Villas-Boas



U California, Berkeley - Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics, 223 University Hall, CA 94720-3310

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    • "Measuring Consumer Responses to a Bottled Water Tax Policy.", Berck, P., J. Moe-Lange, A. Stevens, and S. B. Villas-Boas, 2016, Working Paper Link, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 98 (4): 981 - 996; Link . LSE Blog .
    • Allain , M-L, C. Chambolle, S. Turolla, and S. B. Villas-Boas, "The impact of Retail Mergers on Food Prices: Evidence from France," Link to CUDARE working paper., Journal of Industrial Economics, Volume 65, Issue 3, September:469 - 509. DOI: 10.1111/joie.12153
    • Heredia-Colaco, V., R. C. Vale, S. B. Villas-Boas "Does Fair Trade Breed Contempt? A Cross-Country Examination on the Moderating Role of Brand Familiarity and Consumer Expertise on Product Evaluation.," Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Business Ethics, (2017).
    • Villas-Boas, S. B., Jenny Fu, G. Judge. 2015."Benford's Law and the First Significant Digit Distribution of Economic Behavioral Micro Data," Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, 486 (2017) 711 - 719, Link .
    • Fu, Q., Villas-Boas, S. B., and G. Judge. 2018."Does China Income FSDs follow Benford? A Comparison between Chinese Income First Significant Digit Distribution with Benford Distribution," China Economic Journal. (2018) 1-19, Link .
    • "Safe or Not? Consumer Responses to Recalls with Traceability", Toledo, C. and S. B. Villas-Boas, 2018 Link , forthcoming, Applied Economic Perspectives & Policy.
    • Hallstein , E., J. Hilger, A. Stevens, and S. B. Villas-Boas, 2018. "Estimating Consumers' Willingness to Pay for Environmental Sustainability Labeling." CUDARE Working Paper forthcoming, Environment and Resource Economics, Publication Link .

    • "Entropy based European income distributions and inequality measures ." Sofia B. Villas-Boas, George Judge, Jenny Fu, 2018, Link to Physica A .

    • "Food Markets' Structural Empirical Analysis: A Review of Methods and Topics," Link . Celine Bonnet, Carly Trachtman, Molly Van Dop, and Sofia B. Villas-Boas, 2019. European Review of Agricultural Economics, forthcoming.

    • "Effects of Peer Comparisons on Low-Promotability Tasks: Evidence from a University Field Experiment." Sofia B. Villas-Boas, E. Deakin, B. Taylor, 2019, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. Link to publication , and Link to Working Paper , forthcoming.

    • "Entropy Based China Income Distributions and Inequality Measures." Sofia B. Villas-Boas, Q. Fu, G. Judge, 2019,China Economic Journal RCEJ. Link to publication , forthcoming.


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    • Fu, Q. , Z. Fang, Sofia B. Villas-Boas, and George Judge, " An Investigation of the Quality of Air Data in Beijing ", Link.

    Kyle Emerick, Rebecca L. Taylor, Timothy Park, and Sofia B. Villas-Boas, "The Foreclosure Crisis and Consumer Expenditures: Evidence from over 2 Billion Grocery Transactions".

    Perloff, J., T. Shih, S. B. Villas-Boas, ``Measuring the Effect of Shelf Display Changes on Product Sales''

    Jessica Rider, Peter Berck, and Sofia B. Villas-Boa, "Eating Healthy in Lean Times- The Relationship between Unemployment and Grocery Purchasing Patterns ".

    Hamilton, S., E. Ligon, D. Sunding, and S. B. Villas-Boas,``The Impact of AB32 on the Competitiveness of California Food Processing Industries''

    Bonnet, C., J. Hilger, and S. B. Villas-Boas, "Assessing Consumer Valuations of Product Quality in the Form of Expert Opinions."

    The Sideways Effects of Wine, joint with Frederico Finan.

    Identification of Pass-Through, joint with Rebecca Hellerstein.

    Cross-Category Effects, Multimarket Contact and Strategic Pricing

    Environmental Regulation and Arbitrage in Wholesale Gasoline, joint with Justine Hastings.

    Last updated 2018-2025