Overseas aid as a public good
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Published by University of Reading, Dept. of Economics in Reading, England .
Written in English


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Statementby P. Mosley.
SeriesDiscussion papers in economics and management / University of Reading, Dept. of Economics -- Vol IX (1996/97), no. 355, Discussion papers in economics and management (University of Reading. Dept. of Economics) -- v. 9, no. 355.
ContributionsUniversity of Reading. Dept. of Economics.
The Physical Object
Pagination29 p. ;
Number of Pages29
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16423959M

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