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Was Electricity a General Purpose Technology? Evidence from Historical Patent Citations

  • Petra Moser
  • Tom Nicholas

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Article provided by American Economic Association in its journal American Economic Review.

Volume (Year): 94 (2004)
Issue (Month): 2 (May)
Pages: 388-394

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Handle: RePEc:aea:aecrev:v:94:y:2004:i:2:p:388-394
Note: DOI: 10.1257/0002828041301407
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