Technology trade and the interests of labor
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Technology trade and the interests of labor a short run analysis of the development and international dissemination of new technology. by Rachel McCulloch

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Published by Harvard Institute of Economic Research in Cambridge [Mass] .
Written in English

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SeriesDiscussion paper / Harvard Institute of Economic Research -- no.489
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Open LibraryOL13835874M

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