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A tale of two audiences: spectators, television viewers and outcome uncertainty in Spanish football

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A tale of two audiences: spectators, television viewers and outcome uncertainty in Spanish football. / Buraimo, B; Simmons, R.

Lancaster University : The Department of Economics, 2007. (Economics Working Paper Series).

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Buraimo, B & Simmons, R 2007 'A tale of two audiences: spectators, television viewers and outcome uncertainty in Spanish football' Economics Working Paper Series, The Department of Economics, Lancaster University.

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Buraimo, B., & Simmons, R. (2007). A tale of two audiences: spectators, television viewers and outcome uncertainty in Spanish football. (Economics Working Paper Series). The Department of Economics.

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Buraimo B, Simmons R. A tale of two audiences: spectators, television viewers and outcome uncertainty in Spanish football. Lancaster University: The Department of Economics. 2007. (Economics Working Paper Series).

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Buraimo, B ; Simmons, R. / A tale of two audiences: spectators, television viewers and outcome uncertainty in Spanish football. Lancaster University : The Department of Economics, 2007. (Economics Working Paper Series).

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