Organization of Disaster Aid Delivery: Spending Your Donations

@article{Henderson2015OrganizationOD,
  title={Organization of Disaster Aid Delivery: Spending Your Donations},
  author={J. Vernon Henderson and Yong Suk Lee},
  journal={Economic Development and Cultural Change},
  year={2015},
  volume={63},
  pages={617 - 664}
}
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