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Firm Behavior and Pollution in Small Geographies

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Firm Behavior and Pollution in Small Geographies. / De Silva, Dakshina; McComb, Robert; Schiller, Anita; Slechten, Aurelie.

Lancaster : Lancaster University, Department of Economics, 2019. (Economics Working Papers Series).

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De Silva, D, McComb, R, Schiller, A & Slechten, A 2019 'Firm Behavior and Pollution in Small Geographies' Economics Working Papers Series, Lancaster University, Department of Economics, Lancaster.

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De Silva, D., McComb, R., Schiller, A., & Slechten, A. (2019). Firm Behavior and Pollution in Small Geographies. (Economics Working Papers Series). Lancaster University, Department of Economics.

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De Silva D, McComb R, Schiller A, Slechten A. Firm Behavior and Pollution in Small Geographies. Lancaster: Lancaster University, Department of Economics. 2019 Jun 6. (Economics Working Papers Series).

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De Silva, Dakshina ; McComb, Robert ; Schiller, Anita ; Slechten, Aurelie. / Firm Behavior and Pollution in Small Geographies. Lancaster : Lancaster University, Department of Economics, 2019. (Economics Working Papers Series).

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