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Distinguished Lecture on Economics in Government: Lessons from Past Productivity Booms

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  • Roger W. Ferguson
  • William L. Wascher

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  • Roger W. Ferguson & William L. Wascher, 2004. "Distinguished Lecture on Economics in Government: Lessons from Past Productivity Booms," Journal of Economic Perspectives, American Economic Association, vol. 18(2), pages 3-28, Spring.
  • Handle: RePEc:aea:jecper:v:18:y:2004:i:2:p:3-28
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