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Did public wage premiums fuel agglomeration in LDCs?

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  • McCormick, Barry
  • Wahba, Jackline
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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Development Economics.

    Volume (Year): 70 (2003)
    Issue (Month): 2 (April)
    Pages: 349-379

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    1. Wahba, Jackline & Zenou, Yves, 2003. "Density, Social Networks and Job Search Methods: Theory and Application to Egypt," CEPR Discussion Papers 3967, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
    2. Henderson, J. Vernon & Roberts, Mark & Storeygard, Adam, 2013. "Is urbanization in Sub-Saharan Africa different ?," Policy Research Working Paper Series 6481, The World Bank.

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