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Income distribution and tax structure: Empirical test of the Meltzer-Richard hypothesis

  • Borge, Lars-Erik
  • Rattso, J.Jorn

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal European Economic Review.

Volume (Year): 48 (2004)
Issue (Month): 4 (August)
Pages: 805-826

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