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The idea trap: the political economy of growth divergence


  • Caplan, Bryan


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  • Caplan, Bryan, 2003. "The idea trap: the political economy of growth divergence," European Journal of Political Economy, Elsevier, vol. 19(2), pages 183-203, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:poleco:v:19:y:2003:i:2:p:183-203

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