Comments for: To test efficiency, economists mail fake letters

Posted Aug. 08, 2012, at 9:42 p.m.

CONCORD, N.H. — A half century after Elvis Presley had a hit with “Return to Sender,” a Dartmouth College professor and three other economists have used the same idea to rate the efficiency of the world’s governments. Rafael LaPorta and three economists at other universities mailed letters to nonexistent businesses …

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