Economic Darwinism

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Economic Darwinism. / Sloth, Birgitte; Whitta-Jacobsen, Hans Jørgen.

Cph. : Centre for Industrial Economics, Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen, 2006.

Publikation: Working paperForskning

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Sloth, B & Whitta-Jacobsen, HJ 2006 'Economic Darwinism' Centre for Industrial Economics, Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen, Cph.

APA

Sloth, B., & Whitta-Jacobsen, H. J. (2006). Economic Darwinism. Cph.: Centre for Industrial Economics, Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen.

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Sloth B, Whitta-Jacobsen HJ. Economic Darwinism. Cph.: Centre for Industrial Economics, Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen. 2006.

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Sloth, Birgitte ; Whitta-Jacobsen, Hans Jørgen. / Economic Darwinism. Cph. : Centre for Industrial Economics, Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen, 2006.

Bibtex

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