Counterflow in Evacuations

@article{Kretz2011CounterflowIE,
  title={Counterflow in Evacuations},
  author={Tobias Kretz},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2011},
  volume={abs/1110.1494}
}
  • T. Kretz
  • Published 7 October 2011
  • Economics
  • ArXiv
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