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University of Toronto - Robarts Library

The John P. Robarts Research Library, commonly referred to as Robarts Library, is the main humanities and social sciences library of the University of Toronto Libraries and the largest individual library in the university.

Opened in 1973 and named for John Robarts, the 17th Premier of Ontario, the library contains more than 4.5 million bookform items, 4.1 million microform items and 740,000 other items.

The library building is one of the most significant examples of brutalist architecture in North America. Its towering main structure rests on an equilateral triangular footprint and features extensive use of triangular geometric patterns throughout.

It forms the main component of a three-tower complex that also includes the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library and the Claude Bissel Building, which houses the Faculty of Information. The library's imposing appearance has earned it the nickname of Fort Book.

Comprising fourteen storeys, plus two underground floors, the brutalist and futurist structure features raised podia and a suspended fourth floor. A mezzanine level physically connects Robarts Library to the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library building at its southeastern side, and to the Claude Bissel Building, housing the Faculty of Information, at its northeastern side.

The concrete waffle slab floor plates are adorned with triangular-patterned tessellation. A hexagonal central circulation atrium is enclosed at the core of the building and through the middle of the mezzanine level. The gross area of the building is over 1,036,000 square feet.


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Feb 18, 2016 Bagehot, Walter, 1826-1877
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Topics: Economics, Labor and laboring classes, Capital
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Apr 6, 2015 Davis, Michael M. (Michael Marks), 1879-1971
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Reprinted from the Medical Record, January 8, 1916
Topics: Health insurance, Medical economics
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Apr 6, 2015 Adams, Thomas Sewall, 1873-1933
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Thesis, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
Topics: Index numbers (economics), Value
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Nov 19, 2014 New England History Teachers' Association
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Topic: Economics
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Topics: Economics, Prices, Rents
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Nov 18, 2014 Roberts, George Evan, 1857-1948
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"Address as president of the American statistical association, annual meeting, Atlantic City, New Jersey, December 29, 1920."
Topics: Economics, Industrial statistics
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Nov 18, 2014 North, Cecil Clare, 1878-
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Topics: Ricardo, David, 1772-1823, Economics, Sociology
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Nov 18, 2014 Roscher, Wilhelm, 1817-1894
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Extract from the Berichte der historischphilologischen Klasse der Königl. Sächsischen Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften, l849
Topic: Economics
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Nov 18, 2014 Shepherd, Robert Perry
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Topics: Turgot, Anne-Robert-Jacques, baron de l'Aulne, 1727-1781, Economics
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Nov 6, 2014 Hamilton, Walton Hale, 1881-1958
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Prepared to accompany the author's Current economic problems
Topic: Economics
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Nov 6, 2014 Wilson, John, 1785-1854
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Topics: McCulloch, J. R. (John Ramsay), 1789-1864, Economics
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Oct 23, 2014 Clark, Walter Ernest, 1873-
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Topics: Tucker, Josiah, 1712-1799, Economics
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Oct 21, 2014 Bach, Aleksandr Nikolaevich, 1857-
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At head of title: A.N. Bakh
Topic: Economics
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Apr 21, 2014 Baudrillart, Henri Joseph Léon, 1821-1892
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Idées politiques et économiques au 16e siècle; Vie et é crits de Jean Bodin; Analyse et commentaire de la Republique
Topics: Bodin, Jean, 1530-1596, Political science, Economics
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Apr 9, 2014 Rathenau, Walther, 1867-1922
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Ethische Betrachtungen. Aesthetische Betrachtungen. Wirtschaftliche Betrachtungen. Ungeschriebene Schriften
Topics: Aesthetics, Economics, Ethics
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Mar 31, 2014 Croce, Benedetto, 1866-1952; Buriot, Henri, 1875-
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Translation of Filosofia della pratica
Topics: Will, Economics, Ethics
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Mar 31, 2014 Croce, Benedetto, 1866-1952
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Topics: Will, Economics, Ethics
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Jan 23, 2013 Storch, Heinrich [Friedrich von] 1766-1835
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Topic: Economics
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Jan 23, 2013 Storch, Heinrich [Friedrich von] 1766-1835
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Topic: Economics
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Jan 3, 2013 Oncken, August, 1844-1911; Quesnay, François, 1694-1774; Turgot, Anne-Robert-Jacques, baron de l'Aulne, 1727-1781
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Die Zeit vor Adam Smith
Topics: Mercantile system, Physiocrats, Physiocrats, Economics
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Topics: Oresme, Nicole, ca. 1320-1382, Money, Economics
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May 25, 2011 Proudhon, P.-J. (Pierre-Joseph), 1809-1865; Coralnik, Abraham, 1883-1937
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Topics: Property, Economics
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May 24, 2011 Bogdanov, A. (Aleksandr), 1873-1928
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Translation of: Kurs politichesko konomi
Topic: Economics
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Topic: Economics
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May 13, 2011 Rees, Otto van, 1825-1868
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Topic: Economics
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May 12, 2011 Marx, Karl, 1818-1883; Kautsky, Karl, 1854-1938
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Vols. 1-2, "2. unveränderte aufl."
Topics: Value, Economics
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May 12, 2011 Conrad, Johann
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Topic: Economics
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May 12, 2011 Rees, Otto van, 1825-1868
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Topic: Economics
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May 10, 2011 Bogdanov, M; Zas, A. ., 1879-1931
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Topic: Economics
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Topics: Universities and colleges, Home economics
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Apr 7, 2011 Fenoglio, Giulio, 1885-
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Topic: Economics
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Apr 6, 2011 Pölitz, Karl Heinrich Ludwig, 1772-1838
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Each volume has also special t.-p
Topics: Political science, State, The, Natural law, International law, Economics, Finance, Administrative...
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Apr 5, 2011 Pölitz, Karl Heinrich Ludwig, 1772-1838
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Each volume has also special t.-p
Topics: Political science, State, The, Natural law, International law, Economics, Finance, Administrative...
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Mar 31, 2011 Pölitz, Karl Heinrich Ludwig, 1772-1838
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Each volume has also special t.-p
Topics: Political science, State, The, Natural law, International law, Economics, Finance, Administrative...
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Mar 31, 2011 Pölitz, Karl Heinrich Ludwig, 1772-1838
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Topics: Political science, State, The, Natural law, International law, Economics, Finance, Administrative...
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Mar 31, 2011 Walker, Francis Amasa, 1840-1897
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Topic: Economics
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Mar 12, 2011 Macleod, Henry Dunning, 1821-1902
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Topic: Economics
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Feb 16, 2011 Steuart, Sir James, 1712-1780
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Topic: Economics
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Feb 15, 2011 Hertzka, Theodor, 1845-1924
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Topics: Sociology, Economics
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Feb 15, 2011 Rodbertus, Johann Karl, 1805-1875; Kirchmann, J. H. von (Julius Hermann), 1802-1884; Ricardo, David, 1772-1823; Rodbertus, Johann Karl, 1805-1875; Wirth, Moritz; Wagner, Adolph, 1835-1917; Kozak, Theophil
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Vol. 2 is New ed., 1899 and is edited by Adolph Wagner assisted by Th. Kozak
Topics: Economics, Rent
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Feb 15, 2011 Denslow, Van Buren
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Topic: Economics
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Feb 12, 2011 Schirmacher, Käthe, 1865-1930
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Topics: Wives, Home economics
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Topics: Economics, Social sciences
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Topic: Economics
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Feb 4, 2011 Smith, Adam, 1723-1790; Bonar, James, 1852-1941; Royal Economic Society (Great Britain)
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Topic: Economics
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Feb 1, 2011 Diehl, Karl, 1864-
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Topic: Economics
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Jan 31, 2011 Cossa, Luigi, 1831-1896
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"3. edizione interamente rifatta della Guida allo studio dell'economia politica."
Topic: Economics
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Jan 28, 2011 Diehl, Karl, 1864-
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Topic: Economics
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Jan 24, 2011 Smith, Adam, 1723-1790; Roberts, A. W
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Topic: Economics
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Jan 13, 2011 Conrad, Johann
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Topic: Economics
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Jan 13, 2011 Kautsky, Karl, 1854-1938
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Topics: Economics, Socialism
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Jan 10, 2011 Kropotkin, Petr Alekseevich, kniaz, 1842-1921
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Economics, Agriculture, Industries, Technical education
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Jan 3, 2011 Rogers, James E. Thorold (James Edwin Thorold), 1823-1890
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Topic: Economics
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Dec 15, 2010 Marx, Karl, 1818-1883; Kautsky, Karl, 1854-1938
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Vols. 1-2, "2. unveränderte aufl."
Topics: Value, Economics
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Dec 2, 2010 Huan-Chang, Chen
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Topics: Confucius, Economics
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Nov 18, 2010 George, Henry, 1839-1897; Saunders, William, 1823-1895; Shaw, Francis George, 1809-1882
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Appendix contains "Conditions of English agricultural laborers," by William Saunders, and "A piece of land," by F.G. Shaw
Topics: Economics, Single tax, Social problems
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Nov 18, 2010 Hermann, Frd. Bened. Wilh. (Friedrich Benedikt Wilhelm), 1795-1868
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Topic: Economics
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Nov 18, 2010 Amsterdam. Openbare Leeszaal en Bibliotheek. Handels-Economische Bibliotheek
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At head of title: Openbare Leeszaal en bLbliotheek
Topics: Commerce, Economics, Political science
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Nov 18, 2010 Page, Kirby, 1890-1957; Federal Council of the Churches of Christ in America. Dept. of the Church and Social Service
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Topic: Economics
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Nov 12, 2010 Mill, John Stuart, 1806-1873; Hadley, Arthur Twining, 1924-
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Topic: Economics
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Nov 1, 2010 Rand, Benjamin, 1856-1934
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Title page missing
Topics: Economics, Economic conditions
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Nov 1, 2010 Sargant, William Lucas, 1809-1889
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Topic: Economics
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Topics: Capital, Economics, Socialism
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Nov 1, 2010 Mill, John Stuart, 1806-1873; Hadley, Arthur Twining, 1924-
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Topic: Economics
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Oct 6, 2010 Poschinger, Heinrich von, 1845-1911
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Vol. 1-2. Bis zur Übernahme des Handelsministeriums (1880)- Vol. 3-4. Von Übernahme des Handelsministeriums bis Ende 1884.- Vol. 5. Von 1885 bis März 1890
Topics: Bismarck, Otto, Fürst von, 1815-1898, Economics
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Teil I issued as Inaugural-Dissertation, Basel
Topics: Economics, Mercantile system
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Sep 16, 2010 Kropotkin, Petr Alekseevich, kniaz, 1842-1921; Konshin, A. N
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At head of title: P. A. Kropotkin
Topics: Economics, Agriculture, Industries, Technical education
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Sep 9, 2010 Pareto, Vilfredo, 1848-1923
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Italian and French
Topic: Economics
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Sep 9, 2010 Hobson, J. A. (John Atkinson), 1858-1940
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Topic: Economics
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Sep 9, 2010 Ahmet Mithat, 1844-1912
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Topic: Economics
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Sep 9, 2010 Gide, Charles, 1847-1932
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Topic: Economics
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Sep 9, 2010 Hyndman, H. M. (Henry Mayers), 1842-1921
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Topics: Economics, Socialism
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Sep 9, 2010 Steen, Adolph, 1816-1886; Kgl. Danske Landhusholdningsselskab
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Topic: Economics
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Topic: Economics
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Sep 9, 2010 Conrad, Johannes, 1839-1915
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Topics: Economics, Economics