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What determines administrative capacity in developing countries? / Ricciuti, Roberto; Savoia, Antonio; Sen, Kunal.

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Ricciuti, Roberto ; Savoia, Antonio ; Sen, Kunal. / What determines administrative capacity in developing countries?. In: International Tax and Public Finance. 2019.

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