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A marginal cost of funds approach to multi-period public project evaluation: implications for the social discount rate

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  • Liu, Liqun, 2003. "A marginal cost of funds approach to multi-period public project evaluation: implications for the social discount rate," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 87(7-8), pages 1707-1718, August.
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