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The Productivity of Working Hours


  • John Pencavel


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  • John Pencavel, 2015. "The Productivity of Working Hours," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 125(589), pages 2052-2076, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:wly:econjl:v:125:y:2015:i:589:p:2052-2076

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