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The imperial roots of global trade. / Gokmen, Gunes; Vermeulen, Wessel N.; Vézina, Pierre Louis.

In: JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC GROWTH, Vol. 25, No. 1, 01.03.2020, p. 87-145.

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Gokmen, G, Vermeulen, WN & Vézina, PL 2020, 'The imperial roots of global trade', JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC GROWTH, vol. 25, no. 1, pp. 87-145. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10887-020-09174-7

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Gokmen, G., Vermeulen, W. N., & Vézina, P. L. (2020). The imperial roots of global trade. JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC GROWTH, 25(1), 87-145. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10887-020-09174-7

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Gokmen G, Vermeulen WN, Vézina PL. The imperial roots of global trade. JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC GROWTH. 2020 Mar 1;25(1):87-145. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10887-020-09174-7

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Gokmen, Gunes ; Vermeulen, Wessel N. ; Vézina, Pierre Louis. / The imperial roots of global trade. In: JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC GROWTH. 2020 ; Vol. 25, No. 1. pp. 87-145.

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