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Empirical Strategies in Contract Economics: Information and the Boundary of the Firm

  • George Baker
  • Thomas N. Hubbard
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    Article provided by American Economic Association in its journal American Economic Review.

    Volume (Year): 91 (2001)
    Issue (Month): 2 (May)
    Pages: 189-194

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    Handle: RePEc:aea:aecrev:v:91:y:2001:i:2:p:189-194
    Note: DOI: 10.1257/aer.91.2.189
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