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Irrigation and Autocracy

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Irrigation and Autocracy. / Bentzen, Jeanet Sinding; Kaarsen, Nicolai; Wingender, Asger Moll.

Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen, 2012.

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Bentzen, JS, Kaarsen, N & Wingender, AM 2012 'Irrigation and Autocracy' Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen.

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Bentzen, J. S., Kaarsen, N., & Wingender, A. M. (2012). Irrigation and Autocracy. Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen. University of Copenhagen. Institute of Economics. Discussion Papers (Online), Nr. 06, Bind. 2012

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Bentzen JS, Kaarsen N, Wingender AM. Irrigation and Autocracy. Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen. 2012.

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Bentzen, Jeanet Sinding ; Kaarsen, Nicolai ; Wingender, Asger Moll. / Irrigation and Autocracy. Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen, 2012. (University of Copenhagen. Institute of Economics. Discussion Papers (Online); Nr. 06, Bind 2012).

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