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Published by Dept. of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass .
Written in English


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StatementRicardo J. Caballero, John V. Leahy
SeriesWorking paper / Dept. of Economics -- no. 96-14, Working paper (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Economics) -- no. 96-14.
ContributionsLeahy, John Vincent
The Physical Object
Pagination19 p. :
Number of Pages19
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24637184M
OCLC/WorldCa35197830

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