Our research uses high-frequency item-level data to study pricing topics in Macroeconomics.
Name:Billion Prices Project
The Billion Prices Project is an academic initiative that uses prices collected from hundreds of online retailers around the
world on a daily basis to conduct economic research.
- BPP Team: The BPP is led by Professors Roberto Rigobon and Alberto Cavallo at the MIT Sloan School of Management. We thank all the current
and past MIT students that participated in the project through MIT’s UROP program for their help and enthusiasm. For our technology
and computational needs, we receive outstanding help from Mark Riedesel, Chay Casso, Armand Doucette, Ray Faith, Ken Valentine,
and others at Sloan Technology Services. We also thank the members of SIPB at MIT for hosting this page.
- Roberto Rigobon: Professor of Economics, Applied Economics Group, MIT – Sloan School of Management
- Alberto Cavallo: Assistant Professor of Economics, Applied Economics Group, MIT – Sloan School of Management
- Mark Riedesel
- Chay Casso
- Armand Doucette
- Ray Faith
- Ken Valentine
- Sloan Technology Services
- SIPB at MIT
- MIT Sloan School of Management: The Sponsors - We are extremely thankful to the MIT Sloan School of Management for its financial support.
- PriceStats: If you are looking for more high-frequency inflation data across countries and sectors, please contact PriceStats, the company
that collects the online data we use in our research initiatives and experimental indexes. http://www.pricestats.com/