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Replication data for: Wintertime for Deceptive Advertising?

Version
1
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Zinman, Jonathan
  • Zitzewitz, Eric
Publication Date
2016-01-01
Description
  • Abstract

    Casual empiricism suggests that deceptive advertising about product quality is prevalent, and several classes of theories explore its causes and consequences. We provide unusually sharp empirical evidence on its extent, mechanics, and dynamics. Ski resorts self-report substantially more natural snowfall than comparable government sources. The difference is more pronounced on weekends, despite third-party evidence that snowfall is uniform throughout the week—as one would expect given plausibly greater returns to exaggeration on weekends. Exaggeration is greater for resorts that plausibly reap greater benefits from it: those with expert terrain and those not offering money back guarantees. (JEL D83, L15, L83, M37, Z31)
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Relations
  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/app.20130346 (Text)
Publications
  • Zinman, Jonathan, and Eric Zitzewitz. “Wintertime for Deceptive Advertising?” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 8, no. 1 (January 2016): 177–92. https://doi.org/10.1257/app.20130346.
    • ID: 10.1257/app.20130346 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-10-12

Zinman, Jonathan; Zitzewitz, Eric (2016): Replication data for: Wintertime for Deceptive Advertising?. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E113589V1