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How Effective is the European Union's Savings Tax Directive? Evidence from Four EU Member States

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Postprint. Please cite as: Rixen, Thomas and Peter Schwarz (2012) How effective is the European Union's savings tax directive? Evidence from four EU member states. Journal of Common Market Studies, 50(1), 151-168. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-5965.2011.02213.x
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  • Thomas Rixen & Peter Schwarz, 2012. "How Effective is the European Union's Savings Tax Directive? Evidence from Four EU Member States," Journal of Common Market Studies, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 50(1), pages 151-168, January.
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