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Institutional transplant and cultural proximity: Evidence from nineteenth-century Prussia

Lecce, G. & Ogliari, L., 1-Dec-2019, In : Journal of Economic History. 79, 4, p. 1060-1093

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Lecce, G., & Ogliari, L. (2019). Institutional transplant and cultural proximity: Evidence from nineteenth-century Prussia. Journal of Economic History, 79(4), 1060-1093. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022050719000366

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Lecce, Giampaolo ; Ogliari, L. / Institutional transplant and cultural proximity : Evidence from nineteenth-century Prussia. In: Journal of Economic History. 2019 ; Vol. 79, No. 4. pp. 1060-1093.

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Lecce, G & Ogliari, L 2019, 'Institutional transplant and cultural proximity: Evidence from nineteenth-century Prussia', Journal of Economic History, vol. 79, no. 4, pp. 1060-1093. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022050719000366

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Institutional transplant and cultural proximity : Evidence from nineteenth-century Prussia. / Lecce, Giampaolo; Ogliari, L.

In: Journal of Economic History, Vol. 79, No. 4, 01.12.2019, p. 1060-1093.

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Lecce G, Ogliari L. Institutional transplant and cultural proximity: Evidence from nineteenth-century Prussia. Journal of Economic History. 2019 Dec 1;79(4):1060-1093. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022050719000366


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