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Path Dependence in Spatial Networks: The Standardization of Railway Track Gauge

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  • Puffert, Douglas J., 2002. "Path Dependence in Spatial Networks: The Standardization of Railway Track Gauge," Explorations in Economic History, Elsevier, vol. 39(3), pages 282-314, July.
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