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The development push of refugees: evidence from Tanzania

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The development push of refugees : evidence from Tanzania. / Maystadt, Jean-Francois; Duranton, Gilles.

Lancaster : Lancaster University, Department of Economics, 2014. (Economics Working Paper Series; Vol. 2014, No. 19).

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Maystadt, J-F & Duranton, G 2014 'The development push of refugees: evidence from Tanzania' Economics Working Paper Series, no. 19, vol. 2014, Lancaster University, Department of Economics, Lancaster.

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Maystadt, J-F., & Duranton, G. (2014). The development push of refugees: evidence from Tanzania. (Economics Working Paper Series; Vol. 2014, No. 19). Lancaster: Lancaster University, Department of Economics.

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Maystadt J-F, Duranton G. The development push of refugees: evidence from Tanzania. Lancaster: Lancaster University, Department of Economics. 2014. (Economics Working Paper Series; 19).

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Maystadt, Jean-Francois ; Duranton, Gilles. / The development push of refugees : evidence from Tanzania. Lancaster : Lancaster University, Department of Economics, 2014. (Economics Working Paper Series; 19).

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