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Spending cuts or tax increases? The composition of fiscal adjustments as a signal

  • Konishi, Hideki
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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal European Economic Review.

    Volume (Year): 50 (2006)
    Issue (Month): 6 (August)
    Pages: 1441-1469

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