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Politicians' preferences on local tax rates: An empirical analysis

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  • Ashworth, John
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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal European Journal of Political Economy.

    Volume (Year): 13 (1997)
    Issue (Month): 3 (September)
    Pages: 479-502

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:poleco:v:13:y:1997:i:3:p:479-502
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