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Do Educated Leaders Matter?

  • Timothy Besley
  • Jose G. Montalvo
  • Marta Reynal‐Querol

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Article provided by Royal Economic Society in its journal The Economic Journal.

Volume (Year): 121 (2011)
Issue (Month): 554 (08)
Pages: F205-

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Handle: RePEc:ecj:econjl:v:121:y:2011:i:554:p:f205-
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