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Capital Gains Taxes and Acquisition Activity: Evidence of the Lock†in Effect

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  • Benjamin C. Ayers
  • Craig E. Lefanowicz
  • John R. Robinson

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  • Benjamin C. Ayers & Craig E. Lefanowicz & John R. Robinson, 2007. "Capital Gains Taxes and Acquisition Activity: Evidence of the Lock†in Effect," Contemporary Accounting Research, John Wiley & Sons, vol. 24(2), pages 315-344, June.
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