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

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  • Jacobson, Mireille

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  • Baicker, Katherine & Jacobson, Mireille, 2007. "Finders keepers: Forfeiture laws, policing incentives, and local budgets," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 91(11-12), pages 2113-2136, December.
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