The Physiological Foundation of the Wealth of Nations

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The Physiological Foundation of the Wealth of Nations. / Dalgaard, Carl-Johan Lars; Strulik, Holger.

In: Journal of Economic Growth, Vol. 20, No. 1, 20.02.2015, p. 37-73.

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Dalgaard, C-JL & Strulik, H 2015, 'The Physiological Foundation of the Wealth of Nations', Journal of Economic Growth, vol. 20, no. 1, pp. 37-73. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10887-015-9112-5

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Dalgaard, C-J. L., & Strulik, H. (2015). The Physiological Foundation of the Wealth of Nations. Journal of Economic Growth, 20(1), 37-73. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10887-015-9112-5

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Dalgaard C-JL, Strulik H. The Physiological Foundation of the Wealth of Nations. Journal of Economic Growth. 2015 Feb 20;20(1):37-73. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10887-015-9112-5

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Dalgaard, Carl-Johan Lars ; Strulik, Holger. / The Physiological Foundation of the Wealth of Nations. In: Journal of Economic Growth. 2015 ; Vol. 20, No. 1. pp. 37-73.

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