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Limiting the Reach of the Grabbing Hand. Graft and Growth in American Cities, 1880 to 1930

In: Corruption and Reform: Lessons from America's Economic History

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  • Rebecca Menes, 2006. "Limiting the Reach of the Grabbing Hand. Graft and Growth in American Cities, 1880 to 1930," NBER Chapters, in: Corruption and Reform: Lessons from America's Economic History, pages 63-93, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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