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Targeting the Poor: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Indonesia

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  1. Lori Beaman & Niall Keleher & Jeremy Magruder & Carly Trachtman, 2021. "Urban Networks and Targeting: Evidence from Liberia," AEA Papers and Proceedings, American Economic Association, vol. 111, pages 572-576, May.
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