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Comparing Productivity in the Netherlands, France, UK and US, ca. 1910: A new PPP benchmark and its implications for changing economic leadership

Frankema, E., Smits, J-P. & Woltjer, P., 2010, Groningen: GGDC, 34 p. (GGDC Working Papers; vol. GD-113).

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Frankema, E., Smits, J-P., & Woltjer, P. (2010). Comparing Productivity in the Netherlands, France, UK and US, ca. 1910: A new PPP benchmark and its implications for changing economic leadership. (GGDC Working Papers; Vol. GD-113). GGDC.

Author

Frankema, Ewout ; Smits, Jan-Pieter ; Woltjer, P. / Comparing Productivity in the Netherlands, France, UK and US, ca. 1910 : A new PPP benchmark and its implications for changing economic leadership. Groningen : GGDC, 2010. (GGDC Working Papers).

Harvard

Frankema, E, Smits, J-P & Woltjer, P 2010 'Comparing Productivity in the Netherlands, France, UK and US, ca. 1910: A new PPP benchmark and its implications for changing economic leadership' GGDC Working Papers, vol. GD-113, GGDC, Groningen.

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Comparing Productivity in the Netherlands, France, UK and US, ca. 1910 : A new PPP benchmark and its implications for changing economic leadership. / Frankema, Ewout; Smits, Jan-Pieter; Woltjer, P.

Groningen : GGDC, 2010. (GGDC Working Papers; Vol. GD-113).

Research output: Working paperAcademic

Vancouver

Frankema E, Smits J-P, Woltjer P. Comparing Productivity in the Netherlands, France, UK and US, ca. 1910: A new PPP benchmark and its implications for changing economic leadership. Groningen: GGDC. 2010. (GGDC Working Papers).


BibTeX

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