Year of Publication
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Public Policy and Administration
Dr J.S. Butler
This research takes a holistic approach to answer the empirical question about what impacts Walmart has on host jurisdictions. This consists of a thorough review of the extant literature; a formalization of Walmart’s potential impact into a theoretical framework; a consideration of endogeneity within Walmart’s operations from multiple angles; a nationwide analysis of impacts on labor and retail markets at both the county and municipal level; a nationwide analysis of the impacts on housing prices and property tax revenue post Walmart; a multistate analysis of host jurisdictions’ reactions to these changes through the lens of local sales taxes; finally, a nationwide analysis of the changes in revenue and tax structure post Walmart.
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Young, Matt, "A Multilevel Jurisdictional Analysis of the Impact of Walmart on Host Communities" (2023). Theses and Dissertations--Public Policy and Administration. 44.
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