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Published by University of Reading, Dept. of Economics in Reading, England .
Written in English


  • Anthropology -- Economic aspects.

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Statementby Mark Casson.
SeriesDiscussion papers in economics / University of Reading, Dept. of Economics -- Vol VII (1994/95), no. 305, Discussion papers in economics (University of Reading. Dept. of Economics) -- v. 7, no. 305.
ContributionsUniversity of Reading. Dept. of Economics.
The Physical Object
Pagination39 p. ;
Number of Pages39
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20879316M

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