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Regime Change and Corruption. A History of Public Utility Regulation

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

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  • Werner Troesken, 2006. "Regime Change and Corruption. A History of Public Utility Regulation," NBER Chapters, in: Corruption and Reform: Lessons from America's Economic History, pages 259-281, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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