Putting a Smiley Face on the Dragon: Wal-Mart as Catalyst to U.S.-China Trade

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Emek Basker; Pham Hoang Van;
(2005)
  • Subject: Wal-Mart, Trade, Economies of Scale, China, Technological Change, Retail Chain
    • jel: jel:F12 | jel:L81 | jel:L11
    mesheuropmc: health care economics and organizations

Retail chains and imports from developing countries have grown sharply over the past 25 years. Wal-Marts chain, which currently accounts for 10% of U.S. imports from China, grew 10-fold and its sales 90-fold over this period, while U.S. imports from China increased 30-f... View more
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