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A Political Economy Analysis of the Maastricht and Stability Pact Fiscal Criteria

  • Thomas D. Willett

    (Claremont McKenna College and Claremont Graduate University)

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    Paper provided by Claremont Colleges in its series Claremont Colleges Working Papers with number 1999-33.

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