November 2, 2005

Papers from The Wal-Mart Economic Impact Conference

Anybody interested in the economic impact of Wal-Mart will know a lot more after Friday's conference, where in addition to the independent assessments linked to below, the results of Wal-Mart's own sponsored research will be presented. I will be live-blogging the conference, and hope to present detailed information: interviews with authors and corporate types, discussions, and formal analysis that most other media do not have space for:

Emek Basker - Selling a Cheaper Mousetrap: Wal-Mart's Effect on Retail Prices

Emek Basker and Pham Hoang Van - Putting a Smiley Face on the Dragon: Wal-Mart as Catalyst to US-China Trade

Marlon G. Boarnet, Randall Crane, Daniel G. Chatman, and Michael Manville -Emerging planning challenges in retail: The case of Wal-Mart

Jerry Hausman and Ephraim Leibtag - Consumer Benefits from Increased Competition in Shopping Outlets: Measuring the Effect of Wal-Mart

Albert Myles, Kenneth Stone, and Georgeanne Artz - The Economic Impact of Wal-Mart Supercenters on Existing Businesses in Mississippi

David Neumark, Junfu Zhang, and Stephen Ciccarella -- The Effects of Wal-Mart on Local Labor Markets

Michael Hicks has been very busy, and has three papers:

The Impact of Wal-Mart on Local Fiscal Health: Evidence from a Panel of Ohio Counties

What Do Quarterly Workforce Dynamics Tell Us About Wal-Mart?
Evidence from New Stores in Pennsylvania

Does Wal-Mart Cause an Increase in Anti-Poverty Program Expenditures?

Posted by Kevin on November, 2 2005 at 11:28 AM