Microeconomics also studies the decision-making processes that determine how much a household may save, where it is saved, for how long and why.
Download image These job loss estimates are conservative because goods sold at Wal-Mart are primarily durable and nondurable consumer goods, such as furniture, apparel and textiles, toys, and sporting goods.
Job losses in manufacturing account for Jobs in the manufacturing sector pay higher wages and provide better benefits than most other industries, especially for workers with less than a college education.
Manufacturing also employs a greater share of such workers than other sectors Scott The job displacement estimates in this study are conservative. They include only the jobs directly or indirectly displaced by trade, and exclude jobs in domestic wholesale and retail trade or advertising; they also exclude re-spending employment.
Further, the labor-market effects of the U. Competition with low-wage workers from less-developed countries such as China has driven down wages for workers in U. The affected population includes essentially all workers with less than a four-year college degree—such workers make up roughly 70 percent of the workforce, or about million workers U.
The workers affected by this job displacement include millions whose jobs were not lost but whose wages were held down because of increased labor market competition with the job losers.
As earlier EPI research has shown, trade with China between and displaced 2. These indirect wage losses were nearly five times greater than the direct losses suffered by workers displaced by China trade, and the pool of affected workers was nearly 40 times larger million non-college-educated workers versus 2.
Wal-Mart remains, by far, the top importer of ocean shipping containers in the United States with total imports of more thancontainer-equivalents TEUs inexceeding total imports by Target, the number two importer, by more thanTEUs In addition, about two-thirds of what Wal-Mart calls American-made goods are actually groceries, which support few U.
Continuing growth in that trade deficit and in Wal-Mart imports will likely displace many times more manufacturing jobs than Wal-Mart creates in the United States over the next decade. Conclusion The growing goods trade deficit with China displaced 3. Due to its own growing trade deficit with China, Wal-Mart alone was responsible for the loss of more thanU.
The current unbalanced U. The United States is piling up foreign debt, losing export capacity, and facing a more fragile macroeconomic environment. Meanwhile, China has become dependent on the U. It has also repressed the labor rights and wages of its workers, making its exports artificially cheap, further subsidizing its exports.
About the author Robert E. He joined EPI as an international economist in His areas of research include international economics and trade agreements and their impacts on working people in the United States and other countries, the economic impacts of foreign investment, and the macroeconomic effects of trade and capital flows.
He has a Ph. This report distinguishes exports produced domestically and re-exports—which are goods produced in other countries, imported into the United States, and then re-exported to other countries, in this case to China.
Re-exports do not support domestic employment because they are not produced domestically and they are excluded from the model used here. See Table 1 for information about the levels of U. This model assumes that everything else is held constant; the trade and job loss estimates shown here are based on counterfactual simulations.
The complete list of Journal of Commerce citations for —, covering calendar year trade between andis available on request. The following estimates all assume that Chinese imports are for Wal-Mart fiscal years FYand are compared with total U.
Based on these estimates, Table 1 assumes, conservatively, that Wal-Mart maintained a stable Thus, Wal-Mart was a major and growing channel for the distribution of both domestic and imported goods in the United States in this period.
Wal-Mart was also the single largest U. Periodically, gaps appear in these disclosure petitions, making importing companies known for short periods of time. Comparable Wal-Mart data are available only for November and from this database.
This calculation is based on the ratio of total Wal-Mart international sales per square foot times an estimate of total Wal-Mart square footage in China, in various Wal-Mart fiscal years Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
Export estimates in this paper assume that sales per store in China were equal to the average per square foot for all Wal-Mart international stores times estimated total Wal-Mart square footage in China, and that all Wal-Mart imports into China came from the United States the average Wal-Mart store in China was 2.
This is clearly an upper bound on total Wal-Mart exports to China because it assumes that all Wal-Mart imports into China originated in the United States, which is highly unlikely. Assuming that all these imports were shipped from the United States, Wal-Mart was responsible for 0.(For related reading, see: What Factors Influence Competition in Microeconomics?) They can't charge more because sales will decline, which negatively affects profits.
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How does microeconomics relate to macroeconomics? Macro Economics is that branch of economics that deals with various economic aggregates such as price, employment level, national income etc.
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