Cabotage sabotage? The curious case of the Jones Act

  title={Cabotage sabotage? The curious case of the Jones Act},
  author={William W. Olney},
  journal={Journal of International Economics},
  • William W. Olney
  • Published 29 August 2020
  • Economics
  • Journal of International Economics



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