An Empirical Analysis of Algorithmic Pricing on Amazon Marketplace

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Code and Data

As a service to the community, we make the code and datasets from this study available to the public. Interested researchers can download them here.

Beware: this archive is 884 MB compressed, and uncompresses to several gigabytes. This archive contains several files, the largest of which are the cleaned and parsed lists of sellers and prices observed during our two crawls. An included README describes the columns in these files. Additionally, we also provide a list of algorithmic sellers detected using the methodology outlined in our paper.


If you use this dataset, we ask that you please cite our paper as follows:

@inproceedings{ chen-2016-www,
    author = "Le Chen and Alan Mislove and Christo Wilson",
    title = {{An Empirical Analysis of Algorithmic Pricing on Amazon Marketplace}},
    booktitle = {{Proceedings of the 25th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW 2016)}},
    address = "Montreal, Canada",
    month = "April",
    year = "2016""