Balanced budget rules and public deficits evidence from the U.S. states by Henning Bohn

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StatementHenning Bohn, Robert P. Inman.
SeriesNBER working paper series -- working paper 5533, Working paper series (National Bureau of Economic Research) -- working paper no. 5533.
ContributionsInman, Robert P., National Bureau of Economic Research.
LC ClassificationsHB74.5 .W67 no. 5533 1996
The Physical Object
Pagination54, F1, T1-T25 p. :
Number of Pages54
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Open LibraryOL22413582M

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