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Racial Difference in Retail Prices Paid

Date: Wednesday, Nov 16, 2022, 10:00 ~ 11:00
Speaker: Boyoung Seo (Indiana University)
Location: Zoom을 통한 비대면 세미나
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Racial Difference in Retail Prices 

Boyoung Seo 

 Abstract:  We document racial differences in retail prices paid for physically identical products. Black households pay 2.0 percent higher prices than white households, and Hispanic
households pay 0.8 percent higher prices. This difference suggest that conventional measures of racial income differences understate real racial income inequality. The racial price gap is not explained by differences in household income, composition, or education. Instead three factors explain the entirety of the racial price gap: black and Hispanic households buy smaller packages with higher unit prices, benefit less from coupons, and live in high price zip codes. We find suggestive evidence that carrying and transportation costs, not supermarket access, are important underlying factors.

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