The price of prejudice

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The price of prejudice. / Hedegaard, Morten; Tyran, Jean-Robert Karl.

I: American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, Bind 10, Nr. 1, 01.2018, s. 40-63.

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Hedegaard, M & Tyran, J-RK 2018, 'The price of prejudice', American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, bind 10, nr. 1, s. 40-63. https://doi.org/10.1257/app.20150241

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Hedegaard, M., & Tyran, J-R. K. (2018). The price of prejudice. American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 10(1), 40-63. https://doi.org/10.1257/app.20150241

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Hedegaard M, Tyran J-RK. The price of prejudice. American Economic Journal: Applied Economics. 2018 jan;10(1):40-63. https://doi.org/10.1257/app.20150241

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Hedegaard, Morten ; Tyran, Jean-Robert Karl. / The price of prejudice. I: American Economic Journal: Applied Economics. 2018 ; Bind 10, Nr. 1. s. 40-63.

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