Roman Roads to Prosperity: Persistence and Non-Persistence of Public Goods Provision

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Roman Roads to Prosperity : Persistence and Non-Persistence of Public Goods Provision. / Dalgaard, Carl-Johan Lars; Kaarsen, Nicolai; Olsson, Ola; Selaya, Pablo.

2018.

Publikation: Working paperForskning

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Dalgaard, C-JL, Kaarsen, N, Olsson, O & Selaya, P 2018 'Roman Roads to Prosperity: Persistence and Non-Persistence of Public Goods Provision'.

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Dalgaard, C-J. L., Kaarsen, N., Olsson, O., & Selaya, P. (2018). Roman Roads to Prosperity: Persistence and Non-Persistence of Public Goods Provision. CEPR Discussion Paper Series , Bind. 12745

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Dalgaard C-JL, Kaarsen N, Olsson O, Selaya P. Roman Roads to Prosperity: Persistence and Non-Persistence of Public Goods Provision. 2018 feb.

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Dalgaard, Carl-Johan Lars ; Kaarsen, Nicolai ; Olsson, Ola ; Selaya, Pablo. / Roman Roads to Prosperity : Persistence and Non-Persistence of Public Goods Provision. 2018. (CEPR Discussion Paper Series , Bind 12745).

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