The Causes and Consequences of Wal-Mart's Growth

33 Pages Posted: 10 Dec 2006 Last revised: 21 Aug 2008

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Emek Basker

U.S. Census Bureau - Center for Economic Studies; University of Missouri - Department of Economics

Date Written: April 2007

Abstract

Wal-Mart is the largest company in the world, yet little is known about its economic impact. This essay discusses what is known about Wal-Mart's competitive advantage and its economic impact on local communities, as well as the national and global economy, and highlights the open questions to be addressed by future research.

Keywords: Wal-Mart, Retail

JEL Classification: L11, L25, L81

Suggested Citation

Basker, Emek, The Causes and Consequences of Wal-Mart's Growth (April 2007). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=950882 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.950882

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University of Missouri - Department of Economics ( email )

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Columbia, MO 65211
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