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Household liquidity and incremental financing decisions: theory and evidence

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Household liquidity and incremental financing decisions : theory and evidence. / Cunha, M Ricardo; Lambrecht, B M; Pawlina, G.

In: Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, Vol. 38, No. 7-8, 09.2011, p. 1016-1052.

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Cunha, M Ricardo ; Lambrecht, B M ; Pawlina, G. / Household liquidity and incremental financing decisions : theory and evidence. In: Journal of Business Finance and Accounting. 2011 ; Vol. 38, No. 7-8. pp. 1016-1052.

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