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Finders keepers: Forfeiture laws, policing incentives, and local budgets

  • Baicker, Katherine
  • Jacobson, Mireille
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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Public Economics.

    Volume (Year): 91 (2007)
    Issue (Month): 11-12 (December)
    Pages: 2113-2136

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:pubeco:v:91:y:2007:i:11-12:p:2113-2136
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