The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

2018 Edition
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  • F. Y. Edgeworth
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An absentee may be variously defined (1) as a landed proprietor who resides away from his estate, or (2) from his country; or more generally (3) any unproductive consumer who lives out of the country from which he derives his income.

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