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What Do College Seniors Know about Economics?


  • Sam Allgood
  • William B. Walstad


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  • Sam Allgood & William B. Walstad, 1999. "What Do College Seniors Know about Economics?," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 89(2), pages 350-354, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:aea:aecrev:v:89:y:1999:i:2:p:350-354 Note: DOI: 10.1257/aer.89.2.350

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