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Production of information, information asymmetry, and the bid-ask spread: Empirical evidence from analysts' forecasts

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  • Kee, H. Chung
  • McInish, Thomas H.
  • Wood, Robert A.
  • Wyhowski, Donald J.

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  • Kee, H. Chung & McInish, Thomas H. & Wood, Robert A. & Wyhowski, Donald J., 1995. "Production of information, information asymmetry, and the bid-ask spread: Empirical evidence from analysts' forecasts," Journal of Banking & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 19(6), pages 1025-1046, September.
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