Incentives in corporations evidence from the American whaling industry by Eric Hilt

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Published by National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, MA .

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  • Whaling -- Economic aspects -- History -- 19th century.

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StatementEric Hilt.
SeriesNBER working paper series ;, working paper 10403, Working paper series (National Bureau of Economic Research : Online) ;, working paper no. 10403.
ContributionsNational Bureau of Economic Research.
LC ClassificationsHB1
The Physical Object
FormatElectronic resource
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Open LibraryOL3476246M
LC Control Number2005615711

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