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Economics and Psychology: Lessons for Our Own Day from the Early Twentieth Century

  title={Economics and Psychology: Lessons for Our Own Day from the Early Twentieth Century},
  author={Shira B. Lewin},
  journal={Journal of Economic Literature},
  • S. Lewin
  • Published 1996
  • Economics
  • Journal of Economic Literature
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