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The origin of money: A survey of the contemporary literature


  • Giuseppe Mastromatteo


  • Luigi Ventura



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  • Giuseppe Mastromatteo & Luigi Ventura, 2007. "The origin of money: A survey of the contemporary literature," International Review of Economics, Springer;Happiness Economics and Interpersonal Relations (HEIRS), vol. 54(2), pages 195-224, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:inrvec:v:54:y:2007:i:2:p:195-224 DOI: 10.1007/s12232-007-0014-5

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