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How Effective Are Non-monetary Instruments for Safe Driving? Panel Data Evidence on the Effect of the Demerit Point System in Denmark

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How Effective Are Non-monetary Instruments for Safe Driving? Panel Data Evidence on the Effect of the Demerit Point System in Denmark. / Abay, Kibrom Araya.

I: The Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Bind 120, Nr. 3, 2018, s. 894-924.

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Abay, KA 2018, 'How Effective Are Non-monetary Instruments for Safe Driving? Panel Data Evidence on the Effect of the Demerit Point System in Denmark', The Scandinavian Journal of Economics, bind 120, nr. 3, s. 894-924. https://doi.org/10.1111/sjoe.12235

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Abay, K. A. (2018). How Effective Are Non-monetary Instruments for Safe Driving? Panel Data Evidence on the Effect of the Demerit Point System in Denmark. The Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 120(3), 894-924. https://doi.org/10.1111/sjoe.12235

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Abay KA. How Effective Are Non-monetary Instruments for Safe Driving? Panel Data Evidence on the Effect of the Demerit Point System in Denmark. The Scandinavian Journal of Economics. 2018;120(3):894-924. https://doi.org/10.1111/sjoe.12235

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Abay, Kibrom Araya. / How Effective Are Non-monetary Instruments for Safe Driving? Panel Data Evidence on the Effect of the Demerit Point System in Denmark. I: The Scandinavian Journal of Economics. 2018 ; Bind 120, Nr. 3. s. 894-924.

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