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Debt financing of public investment: On a popular misinterpretation of "the golden rule of public sector borrowing"


  • Kellermann, Kersten


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  • Kellermann, Kersten, 2007. "Debt financing of public investment: On a popular misinterpretation of "the golden rule of public sector borrowing"," European Journal of Political Economy, Elsevier, vol. 23(4), pages 1088-1104, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:poleco:v:23:y:2007:i:4:p:1088-1104

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