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Affirmative action policy and effort levels: sequential-move contest game argument. / Kwiatkowski, Andrzej.

University of Dundee, 2010. (Dundee Discussion Papers in Economics; No. 242).

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Kwiatkowski, A 2010 'Affirmative action policy and effort levels: sequential-move contest game argument' Dundee Discussion Papers in Economics, no. 242, University of Dundee.

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Kwiatkowski, A. (2010). Affirmative action policy and effort levels: sequential-move contest game argument. (Dundee Discussion Papers in Economics; No. 242). University of Dundee.

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Kwiatkowski A. Affirmative action policy and effort levels: sequential-move contest game argument. University of Dundee. 2010, (Dundee Discussion Papers in Economics; 242).

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Kwiatkowski, Andrzej / Affirmative action policy and effort levels: sequential-move contest game argument.

University of Dundee, 2010. (Dundee Discussion Papers in Economics; No. 242).

Research output: Working paperDiscussion paper

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