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Incentivizing and Retaining Public Workers in Remote Areas: A Discrete Choice Experiment with Agricultural Extension Agents in Ethiopia

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  • Regassa, Mekdim D.
  • Abate, Gashaw T.
  • Kubik, Zaneta

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  • Regassa, Mekdim D. & Abate, Gashaw T. & Kubik, Zaneta, 2020. "Incentivizing and Retaining Public Workers in Remote Areas: A Discrete Choice Experiment with Agricultural Extension Agents in Ethiopia," 2020 Annual Meeting, July 26-28, Kansas City, Missouri 304498, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.
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    DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.304498
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