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Optimal Setting of Point Spreads

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  • Jeremy Sandford & Paul Shea, 2013. "Optimal Setting of Point Spreads," Economica, London School of Economics and Political Science, vol. 80(317), pages 149-170, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:econom:v:80:y:2013:i:317:p:149-170
    DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-0335.2012.00939.x
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