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Tax policy uncertainty and corporate investment: A theory of tax-induced investment spurts

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  • Alvarez, Luis H. R.
  • Kanniainen, Vesa
  • Sodersten, Jan

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  • Alvarez, Luis H. R. & Kanniainen, Vesa & Sodersten, Jan, 1998. "Tax policy uncertainty and corporate investment: A theory of tax-induced investment spurts," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 69(1), pages 17-48, July.
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