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Supplier Responses to Wal-Mart's Invasion of Mexico

Leonardo Iacovone, Beata Smarzynska Javorcik, Wolfgang Keller, James R. Tybout

NBER Working Paper No. 17204
Issued in July 2011

---- Acknowledgments ----

We thank Andy Bernard, Jan De Loecker and the audiences at the 2008 LACEA, the 2009 NBER Spring Productivity Meeting, and the 2009 Princeton Summer Trade Conference for comments and suggestions. We thankfully acknowledge support from the World Bank's Research Support Budget. The authors are grateful to Gerardo Leyva and Abigail DurĂ¡n for granting us access to INEGI data at the offices of INEGI in Aguascalientes under the commitment of complying with the confidentiality requirements set by the Mexican Laws. Special thanks go to all INEGI employees who provided assistance and answered our questions, in particular to Gabriel Romero, Alejandro Cano, Araceli Martinez, Armando Arellanes, Ramon Sanchez, Otoniel Soto, Candido Aguilar, and Adriana Ramirez. We also wish to thank Thomas Withiam for his excellent work preparing the maps that appear in this paper, and Mauricio Varela for help with the data. The views expressed in the paper are those of the authors and should not be attributed to the National Bureau of Economic Research, the World Bank, its Executive Directors or the countries they represent.

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