Department Chair

Frederick Floss, Ph.D.

Date of Award


Access Control

Open Access

Degree Name

Applied Economics, M.A.


Economics and Finance Department


Eugene Chaas, M.A., C.F.A.

Department Home page

First Reader

Eugene Chaas, M.A., C.F.A.

Second Reader

Frederick Floss, Ph.D.

Third Reader

Theodore Byrley, Ph.D., C.F.A.


The growth of e-retail has been a major discussion in the shopping characteristics of contemporary society. This has been a major concern as people strive to relate the exponential growth of online shopping to the recent decline in the growth of shopping malls. Various studies have significantly investigated the growth of online shopping and have always mentioned the impact of online shopping on shopping malls to be a negative one. This study focuses on testing that hypothesis. By exploring the possible relationship between certain factors such as the number of shopping malls and the percentage increase in online shopping retail, this study performs an analysis to prove this common assertion that online shopping negatively impacts shopping malls. The study uses Amazon online shopping company as a representation of the entire online shopping platform in the US. The analysis is carried via multiple linear regressions on the online shopping characteristics and those of the shopping malls.

Included in

Econometrics Commons