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Tax Salience, Voting, and Deliberation. / Sausgruber, Rupert; Tyran, Jean-Robert.

Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen, 2008.

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Sausgruber, R & Tyran, J-R 2008 'Tax Salience, Voting, and Deliberation' Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen.

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Sausgruber, R., & Tyran, J-R. (2008). Tax Salience, Voting, and Deliberation. Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen.

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Sausgruber R, Tyran J-R. Tax Salience, Voting, and Deliberation. Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen. 2008.

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Sausgruber, Rupert ; Tyran, Jean-Robert. / Tax Salience, Voting, and Deliberation. Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen, 2008.

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