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Do Generous Welfare States Generate Efficiency Gains which Counterbalance Short Run Losses? Testing Downside Risk Theory with Economic Panel Data for the U.S., Germany and The Netherlands

  • Bruce Headey

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  • Ruud Muffels

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Social Indicators Research.

Volume (Year): 86 (2008)
Issue (Month): 2 (April)
Pages: 337-354

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