Emek Basker

U.S. Census Bureau - Center for Economic Studies

Principal Economist

4600 Silver Hill Road

Washington, DC 20233-9100

United States

University of Missouri - Department of Economics

Adjunct Professor

118 Professional Building

Columbia, MO 65211

United States

http://emekbasker.org

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (20)

1.

Job Creation or Destruction? Labor-Market Effects of Wal-Mart Expansion

Review of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 87, No. 1, February 2005
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 03 Mar 2003 Last Revised: 18 Nov 2007
Emek Basker
U.S. Census Bureau - Center for Economic Studies
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Citation 32

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Wal-Mart, Employment, Retail, Wholesale

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The Causes and Consequences of Wal-Mart's Growth

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 10 Dec 2006 Last Revised: 21 Aug 2008
Emek Basker
U.S. Census Bureau - Center for Economic Studies
Downloads 1,665 (12,205)
Citation 31

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Wal-Mart, Retail

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

Journal of Urban Economics, Vol. 58, No. 2, September 2005
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 09 Jan 2004 Last Revised: 19 Nov 2007
Emek Basker
U.S. Census Bureau - Center for Economic Studies
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Citation 2

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Wal-Mart, competition, prices, market size

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Does Wal-Mart Sell Inferior Goods?

Economic Inquiry, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 28 Apr 2008 Last Revised: 24 Nov 2016
Emek Basker
U.S. Census Bureau - Center for Economic Studies
Downloads 1,037 (24,709)
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Retail, Wal-Mart, Target, Inferior Goods

Does Wal‐Mart Sell Inferior Goods?

Economic Inquiry, Vol. 49, Issue 4, pp. 973-981, 2011
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 21 Sep 2011
Emek Basker
U.S. Census Bureau - Center for Economic Studies
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Wal-Mart as Catalyst to U.S.-China Trade

Number of pages: 56 Posted: 21 May 2007 Last Revised: 09 Apr 2008
Emek Basker and Van H. Pham
U.S. Census Bureau - Center for Economic Studies and Baylor University - Department of Economics
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Wal-Mart, Trade, Economies of Scale, China, Technological Change, Retail Chain

Supersize It: The Growth of Retail Chains and the Rise of the 'Big Box' Retail Format

Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 21 Aug 2008 Last Revised: 06 Dec 2011
Emek Basker, Shawn D. Klimek and Van H. Pham
U.S. Census Bureau - Center for Economic Studies, U.S. Census Bureau - Center for Economic Studies and Baylor University - Department of Economics
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Retail, Chain, Big Box, Superstore, Economies of Scale, General Merchandise, One Stop Shopping

Supersize It: The Growth of Retail Chains and the Rise of the 'Big Box' Retail Format

US Census Bureau Center for Economic Studies Paper No. CES-WP-08-23R
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 30 Jul 2009 Last Revised: 01 Nov 2011
Emek Basker, Shawn D. Klimek and Van H. Pham
U.S. Census Bureau - Center for Economic Studies, U.S. Census Bureau - Center for Economic Studies and Baylor University - Department of Economics
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Retail, Chain, Big Box, Superstore, Economies of Scale, General

Supersize it: The Growth of Retail Chains and the Rise of the 'Big‐Box' Store

Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, Vol. 21, Issue 3, pp. 541-582, 2012
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 05 Jul 2012
Emek Basker, Shawn D. Klimek and Pham Hoang Van
U.S. Census Bureau - Center for Economic Studies, U.S. Census Bureau - Center for Economic Studies and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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The Evolving Food Chain: Competitive Effects of Wal-Mart's Entry into the Supermarket Industry

Number of pages: 37 Posted: 18 Jun 2007
Emek Basker and Michael D. Noel
U.S. Census Bureau - Center for Economic Studies and Texas Tech University
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Wal-Mart, Retail Prices, Supermarkets, Price Competition

The Evolving Food Chain: Competitive Effects of Wal-Mart's Entry into the Supermarket Industry

Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, Vol. 18, Issue 4, pp. 977-1009, Winter 2009
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 26 Oct 2009
Emek Basker and Michael D. Noel
U.S. Census Bureau - Center for Economic Studies and Texas Tech University
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Putting a Smiley Face on the Dragon: Wal-Mart as Catalyst to U.S.-China Trade

University of Missouri-Columbia Working Paper
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 04 Aug 2005
Emek Basker and Van H. Pham
U.S. Census Bureau - Center for Economic Studies and Baylor University - Department of Economics
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Wal-Mart, Trade, Economies of Scale, China, Technological Change, Retail Chain

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Education, Job Search and Migration

University of Missouri-Columbia Working Paper No. 02-16
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 03 Mar 2003
Emek Basker
U.S. Census Bureau - Center for Economic Studies
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Migration, Job Search, Geographic Labor Mobility

Raising the Barcode Scanner: Technology and Productivity in the Retail Sector

American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 04 Feb 2011 Last Revised: 03 Dec 2011
Emek Basker
U.S. Census Bureau - Center for Economic Studies
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Barcode scanners, Supermarkets, Technology, Productivity

Raising the Barcode Scanner: Technology and Productivity in the Retail Sector

US Census Bureau Center for Economic Studies Paper No. CES-WP-11-16R
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 02 Jun 2011 Last Revised: 30 Nov 2011
Emek Basker
U.S. Census Bureau - Center for Economic Studies
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Barcode scanners, Retail, Supermarkets, Technology, Productivity

Raising the Barcode Scanner: Technology and Productivity in the Retail Sector

NBER Working Paper No. w17825
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 10 Feb 2012 Last Revised: 17 Mar 2021
Emek Basker
U.S. Census Bureau - Center for Economic Studies
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'Twas Four Weeks Before Christmas: Retail Sales and the Length of the Christmas Shopping Season

Economics Letters, Vol. 89, No. 3, December 2005
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 29 Aug 2004 Last Revised: 19 Nov 2007
Emek Basker
U.S. Census Bureau - Center for Economic Studies
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Christmas, Retail, Shopping

Taken by Storm: Business Financing and Survival in the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina

Number of pages: 39 Posted: 31 Mar 2014 Last Revised: 26 Nov 2016
Emek Basker and Javier Miranda
U.S. Census Bureau - Center for Economic Studies and US Census Bureau — Economy-Wide Statistics Division
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Capital shock, business survival, financial constraints, hurricane, Katrina, Longitudinal Business Database

Taken by Storm: Business Financing and Survival in the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina

US Census Bureau Center for Economic Studies Paper No. CES-WP-14-20
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 12 Apr 2014 Last Revised: 26 Nov 2016
Emek Basker and Javier Miranda
U.S. Census Bureau - Center for Economic Studies and US Census Bureau — Economy-Wide Statistics Division
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Capital shock, business survival, financial constraints, hurricane, Katrina, Longitudinal Business Database

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Imports 'R' Us: Retail Chains as Platforms for Developing-Country Imports

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 22 Apr 2008 Last Revised: 04 Dec 2008
Emek Basker and Van H. Pham
U.S. Census Bureau - Center for Economic Studies and Baylor University - Department of Economics
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Imports, Retail Chains

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When Good Instruments Go Bad: A Reply to Neumark, Zhang, and Ciccarella

Number of pages: 31 Posted: 19 Apr 2007
Emek Basker
U.S. Census Bureau - Center for Economic Studies
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Instrumental Variables, Wal-Mart, Retail Employment

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Does the Minimum Wage Bite into Fast-Food Prices?

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 17 Sep 2013 Last Revised: 19 Jan 2016
Emek Basker and Muhammad Khan
U.S. Census Bureau - Center for Economic Studies and Islamic Development Bank
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Minimum wage, fast food, pass-through, prices

Change at the Checkout: Tracing the Impact of a Process Innovation

Number of pages: 42 Posted: 12 Feb 2013 Last Revised: 20 Mar 2015
Emek Basker
U.S. Census Bureau - Center for Economic Studies
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Retail, Supermarkets, Prices, Technology, Process Innovation, Barcode scanners

Change at the Checkout: Tracing the Impact of a Process Innovation

The Journal of Industrial Economics, Vol. 63, Issue 2, pp. 339-370, 2015
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 16 Jun 2015
Emek Basker
U.S. Census Bureau - Center for Economic Studies
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Upstream, Downstream: Diffusion and Impacts of the Universal Product Code

Number of pages: 71 Posted: 01 Jul 2017 Last Revised: 25 Aug 2020
Emek Basker and Timothy Simcoe
U.S. Census Bureau - Center for Economic Studies and Boston University - Questrom School of Business
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Universal Product Code, Barcode, Supply Chain, Network Effects, Trademarks

Upstream, Downstream: Diffusion and Impacts of the Universal Product Code

NBER Working Paper No. w24040
Number of pages: 72 Posted: 20 Nov 2017 Last Revised: 10 Mar 2021
Emek Basker and Timothy Simcoe
U.S. Census Bureau - Center for Economic Studies and Boston University - Questrom School of Business
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Customer-Employee Substitution: Evidence from Gasoline Stations

US Census Bureau Center for Economic Studies Paper No. CES-WP- 15-45
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 20 Dec 2015 Last Revised: 05 Jul 2017
Emek Basker, Lucia Foster and Shawn D. Klimek
U.S. Census Bureau - Center for Economic Studies, U.S. Census Bureau - Center for Economic Studies and U.S. Census Bureau - Center for Economic Studies
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Customer-employee substitution, retail, gasoline station, self service, full service, outsourcing

Customer‐Employee Substitution: Evidence from Gasoline Stations

Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, Vol. 26, Issue 4, pp. 876-896, 2017
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 02 Nov 2017
Emek Basker, Lucia Foster and Shawn D. Klimek
U.S. Census Bureau - Center for Economic Studies, U.S. Census Bureau - Center for Economic Studies and U.S. Census Bureau - Center for Economic Studies
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Recall and Response: Relationship Adjustments to Adverse Information Shocks

Number of pages: 50 Posted: 20 Apr 2020
Emek Basker and Fariha Kamal
U.S. Census Bureau - Center for Economic Studies and Government of the United States of America - Bureau of the Census
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Buyer-supplier relationships; information flows; firm boundary; recalls

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Competition, Productivity, and Survival of Grocery Stores in the Great Depression

Number of pages: 49 Posted: 04 Aug 2019
U.S. Census Bureau - Center for Economic Studies, Auburn University and University of Iowa
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Great Depression; grocery stores; supermarkets; retail chains; survival; Washington, DC