We publish some of the datasets used in BPP papers below.  See this presentation for an introduction to the shared data.  Other replication materials for our papers, including STATA or Matlab scripts, are available in our personal academic pages.


BPP Indices for Research

  • Description: 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
  • Download Data (via Harvard/MIT Dataverse)

Online Micro Price Data:

  • Description: 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”.
    • Frequency: Daily
    • Countries: 6
    • Dates : 2007 to 2010
  • Download Data (via Harvard/MIT Dataverse) Only Latin American Supermarkets
  • Download Data (via Harvard/MIT Dataverse) Also includes four large US Retailers: a supermarket, a dept. store, a drugstore, and an electronics retailer

Global Retailers Data:

  • Description: Daily prices for all goods sold by APPLE, IKEA, ZARA, and H&M from 2008 to 2013 in 85 countries.
    • Frequency: Daily
    • Countries: 85 (coverage of countries varies by retailer and time)
    • Dates: 2008 to 2013
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Online – Offline Price Comparison:

  • Description: 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”.
    • Countries: 10
    • Dates : 2014 to 2016
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Argentina’s Inflation Series- Recalculated from 1946 to 2016

  • Description: A monthly chained price index with Argentina’s inflation from 1943 to 2016. This monthly index uses official INDEC data from 1943 to January 2007, the CPI from the province of San Luis from January 2007 to November 2007, and PriceStats’ aggregate price index from November 2007 on. See details in “Filling the Gap in Argentina’s Inflation Data“.
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