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The Benefits of Financial Statement Comparability

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  • GUS DE FRANCO
  • S.P. KOTHARI
  • RODRIGO S. VERDI

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  • Gus De Franco & S.P. Kothari & Rodrigo S. Verdi, 2011. "The Benefits of Financial Statement Comparability," Journal of Accounting Research, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 49(4), pages 895-931, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:joares:v:49:y:2011:i:4:p:895-931 DOI: j.1475-679X.2011.00415.x
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