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On the use of fines and lottery prizes to increase voter turnout. / Duffy, John; Matros, Alexander.

In: Economics Bulletin, Vol. 34, No. 2, 2014, p. 966-975.

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Duffy, J & Matros, A 2014, 'On the use of fines and lottery prizes to increase voter turnout', Economics Bulletin, vol. 34, no. 2, pp. 966-975.

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Duffy, J., & Matros, A. (2014). On the use of fines and lottery prizes to increase voter turnout. Economics Bulletin, 34(2), 966-975.

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Duffy J, Matros A. On the use of fines and lottery prizes to increase voter turnout. Economics Bulletin. 2014;34(2):966-975.

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Duffy, John ; Matros, Alexander. / On the use of fines and lottery prizes to increase voter turnout. In: Economics Bulletin. 2014 ; Vol. 34, No. 2. pp. 966-975.

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