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Book Review: Thrainn Eggertsson. 2005. Imperfect Institutions: Possibilities and Limits of Reform. The University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, MI. vi + 272 pp. Cloth: $65.00; Paper: $27.95.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of EconomicsAmherst CollegeAmherstUSA

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