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Directed Technical Change and Economic Growth Effects of Environmental Policy

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Directed Technical Change and Economic Growth Effects of Environmental Policy. / Kruse-Andersen, Peter Kjær.

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Kruse-Andersen, PK 2016 'Directed Technical Change and Economic Growth Effects of Environmental Policy'.

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Kruse-Andersen, P. K. (2016). Directed Technical Change and Economic Growth Effects of Environmental Policy. University of Copenhagen. Institute of Economics. Discussion Papers (Online), Nr. 16-06

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Kruse-Andersen PK. Directed Technical Change and Economic Growth Effects of Environmental Policy. 2016.

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Kruse-Andersen, Peter Kjær. / Directed Technical Change and Economic Growth Effects of Environmental Policy. 2016. (University of Copenhagen. Institute of Economics. Discussion Papers (Online); Nr. 16-06).

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