Ties that bind : Network redistributive pressure and economic decisions in village economies. / Di Falco, Salvatore; Feri, Francesco; Pin, Paolo; Vollenweider, Xavier.

In: Journal of Development Economics, Vol. 131, 03.2018, p. 123-131.

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Ties that bind : Network redistributive pressure and economic decisions in village economies. / Di Falco, Salvatore; Feri, Francesco; Pin, Paolo; Vollenweider, Xavier.

In: Journal of Development Economics, Vol. 131, 03.2018, p. 123-131.

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Di Falco, S, Feri, F, Pin, P & Vollenweider, X 2018, 'Ties that bind: Network redistributive pressure and economic decisions in village economies', Journal of Development Economics, vol. 131, pp. 123-131. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jdeveco.2017.12.001

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Di Falco, S., Feri, F., Pin, P., & Vollenweider, X. (2018). Ties that bind: Network redistributive pressure and economic decisions in village economies. Journal of Development Economics, 131, 123-131. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jdeveco.2017.12.001

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Di Falco, Salvatore ; Feri, Francesco ; Pin, Paolo ; Vollenweider, Xavier. / Ties that bind : Network redistributive pressure and economic decisions in village economies. In: Journal of Development Economics. 2018 ; Vol. 131. pp. 123-131.

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