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Accounting for Structural Change: Evidence from Two Centuries of U.S. Data

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  • Benjamin N. Dennis
  • Talan Iscan

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    Department of Economics, Dalhousie University)

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  • Benjamin N. Dennis & Talan Iscan, 2007. "Accounting for Structural Change: Evidence from Two Centuries of U.S. Data," Department of Economics at Dalhousie University working papers archive account7, Dalhousie, Department of Economics.
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