Increasing returns and decentralization rules for the public sector
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Published by Institute for Economic Research, Queen"s University in Kingston, Ont .
Written in English


  • Government business enterprises -- Mathematical models.,
  • Economies of scale -- Mathematical models.,
  • Pricing -- Mathematical models.

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StatementRichard Arnott and Richard Harris.
SeriesDiscussion paper - Institute for Economic Research, Queen"s University ; no. 225, Discussion paper (Queen"s University (Kingston, Ont.). Institute for Economic Research) ;, no. 225.
ContributionsHarris, Richard G., joint author.
LC ClassificationsHD3850 .A72
The Physical Object
Pagination28, 7, iii [1] leaves :
Number of Pages28
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4295554M
LC Control Number78323571

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