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Replication data for: Tax Sensitivity and Home State Preferences in Internet Purchasing

Version
V0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Ellison, Glenn
  • Ellison, Sara Fisher
Publication Date
2009-08-01
Description
  • Abstract

    Data on memory modules sales are used to explore aspects of e-retail demand. Aggregate sales are examined in state-level regressions. Discrete choice techniques are used to examine (incomplete) hourly sales data from a price comparison site. We find a strong relationship between e-retail sales to a given state and sales tax rates that apply to purchases from offline retailers, suggesting substantial online-offline substitution and the importance of tax avoidance motives. Geography matters in two ways: consumers prefer purchasing from firms in nearby states and appear to have a separate preference for buying from in-state firms. (JEL D12, H25, H71, L81)
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  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/pol.1.2.53 (Text)
Publications
  • Ellison, Glenn, and Sara Fisher Ellison. “Tax Sensitivity and Home State Preferences in Internet Purchasing.” American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 1, no. 2 (July 2009): 53–71. https://doi.org/10.1257/pol.1.2.53.
    • ID: 10.1257/pol.1.2.53 (DOI)

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Ellison, Glenn; Ellison, Sara Fisher (2009): Replication data for: Tax Sensitivity and Home State Preferences in Internet Purchasing. Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E114547