Mobility and Conflict. / Bhattacharya, Sourav; Deb, Joyee; Kundu, Tapas .

In: American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, Vol. 7, No. 1, 01.02.2015, p. 281-319.

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Mobility and Conflict. / Bhattacharya, Sourav; Deb, Joyee; Kundu, Tapas .

In: American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, Vol. 7, No. 1, 01.02.2015, p. 281-319.

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Bhattacharya, S, Deb, J & Kundu, T 2015, 'Mobility and Conflict', American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 281-319. https://doi.org/10.1257/mic.20130055

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Bhattacharya, S., Deb, J., & Kundu, T. (2015). Mobility and Conflict. American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, 7(1), 281-319. https://doi.org/10.1257/mic.20130055

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Bhattacharya S, Deb J, Kundu T. Mobility and Conflict. American Economic Journal: Microeconomics. 2015 Feb 1;7(1):281-319. https://doi.org/10.1257/mic.20130055

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Bhattacharya, Sourav ; Deb, Joyee ; Kundu, Tapas . / Mobility and Conflict. In: American Economic Journal: Microeconomics. 2015 ; Vol. 7, No. 1. pp. 281-319.

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