Prof. Johannes Stroebel's research on the connection between housing prices and retail prices is cited
— January 13, 2015
Excerpt from CityLab -- "It's one of those things that everybody already knows (or thinks they already know): Things cost more in more expensive neighborhoods. But arriving at proof without relying on assumptions is not so easy. The paper, coauthored by Johannes Stroebel at New York University and Joseph Vavra at the University of Chicago, demonstrates 'direct causal evidence on the response of household shopping behavior and retail price-setting to changes in wealth and demand.'"