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Fact and Fiction in EU‐Governmental Economic Data

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  • Bernhard Rauch
  • Max Göttsche
  • Gernot Brähler
  • Stefan Engel

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  • Bernhard Rauch & Max Göttsche & Gernot Brähler & Stefan Engel, 2011. "Fact and Fiction in EU‐Governmental Economic Data," German Economic Review, Verein für Socialpolitik, vol. 12(3), pages 243-255, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:germec:v:12:y:2011:i:3:p:243-255
    DOI: j.1468-0475.2011.00542.x
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