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The Quest for QWERTY


  • Tanjim Hossain
  • John Morgan


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  • Tanjim Hossain & John Morgan, 2009. "The Quest for QWERTY," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 99(2), pages 435-440, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:aea:aecrev:v:99:y:2009:i:2:p:435-40 Note: DOI: 10.1257/aer.99.2.435

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    7. Neil M Kay, 2013. "QWERTY and the search for optimality," Working Papers 1324, University of Strathclyde Business School, Department of Economics.
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    • O30 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - General


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