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Main Author: Kaestner, Robert
Jaeger, David A
Joyce, Theodore J
Format: Paper
Language: English
Place of publication: National Bureau of Economic Research 01.07.2018
Data of publication: 20180701
Series: NBER Working Paper Series
Online Access: Fulltext
Database: NBER Working Papers
National Bureau of Economic Research Publications
NBER Technical Working Papers Archive
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