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The Causes and Consequences of Wal-Mart's Growth

Emek Basker

No 611, Working Papers from Department of Economics, University of Missouri

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 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: L11 L25 L81 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-his, nep-mkt and nep-ure
Date: 2006-11-16
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Published in Journal of Economic Perspectives 21:3 (2007), pp. 177-198

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