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Noah and Joseph Effects in Government Budgets : Analyzing Long-Term Memory

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JONES, Bryan D., Christian BREUNIG, 2007. Noah and Joseph Effects in Government Budgets : Analyzing Long-Term Memory. In: Policy Studies Journal. 35(3), pp. 329-348. ISSN 0190-292X. eISSN 1541-0072. Available under: doi: 10.1111/j.1541-0072.2007.00227.x

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