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Does Benford’s Law hold in economic research and forecasting?

  • Stefan Günnel
  • Karl-Heinz Tödter

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    Article provided by Springer in its journal Empirica.

    Volume (Year): 36 (2009)
    Issue (Month): 3 (August)
    Pages: 273-292

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    Handle: RePEc:kap:empiri:v:36:y:2009:i:3:p:273-292
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