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Differential properties in the ratings of certified versus non-certified bond-rating agencies

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  • Beaver, William H.
  • Shakespeare, Catherine
  • Soliman, Mark T.

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  • Beaver, William H. & Shakespeare, Catherine & Soliman, Mark T., 2006. "Differential properties in the ratings of certified versus non-certified bond-rating agencies," Journal of Accounting and Economics, Elsevier, vol. 42(3), pages 303-334, December.
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