Imperfect information, costly litigation and product quality by Marilyn Simon

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StatementMarilyn Simon
SeriesWorking paper - Dept. of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology ; no. 241, Working paper (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Economics) -- no. 241.
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