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Long-term effects of alternative deterrence policies: panel data evidence from traffic punishments in Denmark

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Long-term effects of alternative deterrence policies : panel data evidence from traffic punishments in Denmark. / Abay, Kibrom Araya; Kahsay, Goytom Abraha.

I: Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, Bind 113, 2018, s. 1–19.

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Abay, KA & Kahsay, GA 2018, 'Long-term effects of alternative deterrence policies: panel data evidence from traffic punishments in Denmark', Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, bind 113, s. 1–19. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tra.2018.03.029

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Abay, K. A., & Kahsay, G. A. (2018). Long-term effects of alternative deterrence policies: panel data evidence from traffic punishments in Denmark. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 113, 1–19. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tra.2018.03.029

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Abay KA, Kahsay GA. Long-term effects of alternative deterrence policies: panel data evidence from traffic punishments in Denmark. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice. 2018;113:1–19. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tra.2018.03.029

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Abay, Kibrom Araya ; Kahsay, Goytom Abraha. / Long-term effects of alternative deterrence policies : panel data evidence from traffic punishments in Denmark. I: Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice. 2018 ; Bind 113. s. 1–19.

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