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Published by Anti-inflation Board, available from Canadian Govt. Pub. Centre in [Ottawa], Hull, Quebec .
Written in English



  • United States.,
  • United States,
  • Canada.


  • Wage-price policy -- United States.,
  • Wages -- United States -- Mathematical models.,
  • Wage-price policy -- Canada.

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Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 59-62.

Statementby Frank Reid.
LC ClassificationsHC110.W24 R38
The Physical Object
Paginationiv, 62 p. :
Number of Pages62
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4484740M
ISBN 100660101408
LC Control Number79313568

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