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Public policy and economic theory

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Blackwell Publishers , Oxford, UK, Malden, Mass
Economic policy -- Congresses., Economics -- Congre
Statementedited by Torben M. Andersen and Karl O. Moene.
GenreCongresses.
ContributionsAndersen, Torben M., 1956-, Moene, Karl Ove.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHD87 .P83 1998
The Physical Object
Pagination404 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL369161M
ISBN 100631209433
LC Control Number98029798

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