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Why Do Localities Provide Economic Development Incentives? Geographic Competition, Political Constituencies, and Government Capacity

  • Michael R. Betz
  • Mark D. Partridge
  • David S. Kraybill
  • Linda Lobao

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Article provided by Wiley Blackwell in its journal Growth and Change.

Volume (Year): 43 (2012)
Issue (Month): 3 (09)
Pages: 361-391

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Handle: RePEc:bla:growch:v:43:y:2012:i:3:p:361-391
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