Aid, policy and growth in post-conflict societies

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COLLIER, Paul, Anke HOEFFLER, 2004. Aid, policy and growth in post-conflict societies. In: European Economic Review. 48(5), pp. 1125-1145. ISSN 0014-2921. eISSN 1873-572X. Available under: doi: 10.1016/j.euroecorev.2003.11.005

@article{Collier2004-10polic-46443, title={Aid, policy and growth in post-conflict societies}, year={2004}, doi={10.1016/j.euroecorev.2003.11.005}, number={5}, volume={48}, issn={0014-2921}, journal={European Economic Review}, pages={1125--1145}, author={Collier, Paul and Hoeffler, Anke} }

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