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Determinants of Retail Trade In Southeast Missouri, 1990-98


  • James Barker

    (Southeast Missouri State University)

  • Shannon Bryant

    (Southeast Missouri State University)

  • Marcus Glass

    (Southeast Missouri State University)

  • Janelle Wehmeyer

    (Southeast Missouri State University)

  • Bruce Domazlicky

    (Southeast Missouri State University)


The retail trade sector is important to the economic fortunes of a region. A declining retail trade sector means loss of jobs and tax revenue. The purpose of this paper is to identify the factors that determine the size of the retail trade sector in southeast Missouri counties. It is found that a county's trade sector, as measured by its pull factor, increases as its per capita income, population and incommuting increase and decreases with higher unemployment rates.

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  • James Barker & Shannon Bryant & Marcus Glass & Janelle Wehmeyer & Bruce Domazlicky, 2001. "Determinants of Retail Trade In Southeast Missouri, 1990-98," Journal of Economic Insight, Missouri Valley Economic Association, vol. 27(1), pages 51-61.
  • Handle: RePEc:mve:journl:v:27:y:2001:i:1:p:51-61

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    JEL classification:

    • R12 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity; Interregional Trade (economic geography)
    • O18 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Urban, Rural, Regional, and Transportation Analysis; Housing; Infrastructure


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