Homepage for Wal-Mart Data used in The Diffusion of Wal-Mart and Economies of Density, Econometrica, Vol. 79, No. 1 (January, 2011), 253-302

 

Posted March 2010

 

by

Thomas J. Holmes

University of Minnesota, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, and NBER

holmes@umn.edu

 

This page provides links to selected data and programs used in the above paper. See the paper for description of the data and sources. This work was funded by NSF grant SES 0551062.

 

 

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Description

Link to Files

Link to Contents/documentation

Store_openings

Opening dates of Wal-Mart stores and Supercenters, 1962-Jan 31, 2006 (Alaska and Hawaii excluded)

ASCII: store_openings.csv

 

SAS

store_openings_sas

store_openings

Distribution_center_openings

Opening dates of General Distribution Centers and Food Distribution Centers

ASCII:

DC_openings.csv

 

SAS

DC_openings_sas

distribution_center_openings

Model_Calculations

Gauss Programs and Gauss Data sets (in .fmt format) that calculate sales, operating profits, and distribution miles for any given configuration of Wal-Mart stores in any given year

model_calculations_prg.zip

 

model_calculations_dat.zip

(149 megabytes)

documentation

Deviations

Data set on payoff to deviations plus an example gauss program running a linear program to find bounds on the τ parameter for Specification 1 (Basic moments) in paper

deviations_prg.zip

 

deviations_dat.zip

(100 megabytes)

documentation