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Special Interest Group Formation in the United States: Do Special Interest Groups Mirror the Success of their Spatial Neighbors?


  • Gregory M. Randolph
  • Michael T. Tasto


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  • Gregory M. Randolph & Michael T. Tasto, 2012. "Special Interest Group Formation in the United States: Do Special Interest Groups Mirror the Success of their Spatial Neighbors?," Economics and Politics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 24(2), pages 119-134, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:ecopol:v:24:y:2012:i:2:p:119-134
    DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-0343.2012.00394.x

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    1. Joshua C. Hall & Dean Stansel & Danko Tarabar, 2015. "Economic Freedom Studies at the State Level: A Survey," Working Papers 15-07, Department of Economics, West Virginia University.

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