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Published by Dept. of Economics ; Institute for Policy Analysis, University of Toronto in Toronto .
Written in English


  • Rent (Economic theory).,
  • Pressure groups.

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Other titlesRent seeking.
Statementby Douglas G. Hartle.
SeriesWorking paper / Dept. of Economics and Institute for Policy Analysis, University of Toronto -- no.8313., Working paper series (University of Toronto. Institute for Policy Analysis) -- no. 8313
ContributionsUniversity of Toronto. Dept. of Economics., University of Toronto. Institute for Policy Analysis.
LC ClassificationsHB401 H37 1983
The Physical Object
Pagination33 p. ;
Number of Pages33
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14251080M

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