6
$\begingroup$

I'm studying the pizza market, especially in Utah, and I would like to know if there are any pizza data sources. Can some kind of sales tax data be used to study pizza? Is there a straight up pizza study that collected data? How creative do I have to get to find data? Or how much might I need to pay to have someone collect it?

Any data related to these things will be awesome: pizza input markets, pizza production, pizza demand, pizza labor, pizza firms, anything pizza and economics.

I'm not sure exactly what variables I'm after, I was just going to see which are out there first. I put in a request to Yelp.com to get access to their data sets, but it's only allowed for a few universities right now, not mine. We're on a wait list. Other than that, I'm kind of stumped.

$\endgroup$
4
$\begingroup$

It might not get you very far, but a start would be Google Trends:

Google trends pizza data

$\endgroup$
  • $\begingroup$ Wow! I would guess this could tell me about demand for pizza, or maybe competition between companies. Do you have any specific ideas, when it comes to econometric analysis? $\endgroup$ – Pie Till I Die Dec 15 '15 at 17:58
2
$\begingroup$

This isn't specific to Utah, but the pizza industry censuses on this page are detailed, if somewhat small in the number of survey responses: http://www.pmq.com/Industry-News/

$\endgroup$
  • $\begingroup$ I saw some graphs and stuff, but I couldn't find the raw data, where is it? $\endgroup$ – Pie Till I Die Dec 16 '15 at 6:22
  • 1
    $\begingroup$ Raw data is usually proprietary and/or not available for free. If you have a Bloomberg Terminal subscription (or have access to a library that has one) you can get raw data for the pizza market in Utah (and anywhere else in the world, if you like). $\endgroup$ – rocinante Dec 16 '15 at 13:16
  • $\begingroup$ I do have access to a Bloomberg Terminal @rocinante. I'm super new to it though. What resource is there to guide me to pizza data? I've used the excel add-in to get data, so I assume I can use that again and work with the data from there. But how to get from point A (log on to bloomberg terminal) to point B (export data to excel using add in)? $\endgroup$ – Pie Till I Die Dec 19 '15 at 22:15

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.