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Productivity in the Distributive Trades: The Shopper and the Economies of Massed Reserves

In: Output Measurement in the Service Sectors

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  • Walter Y. Oi, 1992. "Productivity in the Distributive Trades: The Shopper and the Economies of Massed Reserves," NBER Chapters, in: Output Measurement in the Service Sectors, pages 161-193, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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