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Measurement error in cross-country productivity comparisons: Is more detailed data better?

Inklaar, R. & Timmer, M., 2009, Groningen: GGDC, 38 p. (GGDC Working Papers; vol. GD-111).

Research output: Working paperAcademic

APA

Inklaar, R., & Timmer, M. (2009). Measurement error in cross-country productivity comparisons: Is more detailed data better? (GGDC Working Papers; Vol. GD-111). GGDC.

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Inklaar, R. ; Timmer, M. / Measurement error in cross-country productivity comparisons : Is more detailed data better?. Groningen : GGDC, 2009. (GGDC Working Papers).

Harvard

Inklaar, R & Timmer, M 2009 'Measurement error in cross-country productivity comparisons: Is more detailed data better?' GGDC Working Papers, vol. GD-111, GGDC, Groningen.

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Measurement error in cross-country productivity comparisons : Is more detailed data better? / Inklaar, R.; Timmer, M.

Groningen : GGDC, 2009. (GGDC Working Papers; Vol. GD-111).

Research output: Working paperAcademic

Vancouver

Inklaar R, Timmer M. Measurement error in cross-country productivity comparisons: Is more detailed data better? Groningen: GGDC. 2009. (GGDC Working Papers).


BibTeX

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