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Education as a Participation Game: An Explanation for Educational Under-Investment

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Education as a Participation Game : An Explanation for Educational Under-Investment. / Embrey, Iain.

Lancaster : Lancaster University, Department of Economics, 2019.

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Embrey, I 2019 'Education as a Participation Game: An Explanation for Educational Under-Investment' Lancaster University, Department of Economics, Lancaster.

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Embrey, I. (2019). Education as a Participation Game: An Explanation for Educational Under-Investment. Lancaster: Lancaster University, Department of Economics.

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Embrey I. Education as a Participation Game: An Explanation for Educational Under-Investment. Lancaster: Lancaster University, Department of Economics. 2019 Jan.

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Embrey, Iain. / Education as a Participation Game : An Explanation for Educational Under-Investment. Lancaster : Lancaster University, Department of Economics, 2019.

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