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Government price policy in the United States during the world war

Stein, Herbert

Government price policy in the United States during the world war

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Published by Williams college in Williamstown, Mass .
Written in English

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  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Price regulations -- United States.,
    • World War, 1914-1918 -- Economic aspects -- United States.

    • Edition Notes

      Bibliography: p. [129]-132.

      Statementby Herbert Stein.
      SeriesWilliams college, David A. Wells prize essays,, no. 8, David A. Wells prize essays ;, no. 8.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHB236.U5 S8
      The Physical Object
      Pagination5 p.l., [vii]-viii p., 1 l., [11]-138 p.
      Number of Pages138
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6395704M
      LC Control Number39032438


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Government price policy in the United States during the world war by Stein, Herbert Download PDF EPUB FB2

In June,a committee made up of President Tyler Dennett, Professor Edward S. Mason of Harvard University, and Professor Walter B. Smith, representing the Department of Economics at Williams College, awarded the Wells prize to t Stein, of the Class offor his essay entitled "Government Price Policy in the United States.

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