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The Growth of the Relative Size of Government

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  • Thomas E. Borcherding

    (Claremont Graduate University)

  • Dong Lee

    (Claremont Graduate University)

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  • Thomas E. Borcherding & Dong Lee, 2002. "The Growth of the Relative Size of Government," Claremont Colleges Working Papers 2002-05, Claremont Colleges.
  • Handle: RePEc:clm:clmeco:2002-05
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