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Is Business Formation Driven by Sentiment or Fundamentals?

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Is Business Formation Driven by Sentiment or Fundamentals? / Kaivanto, Kim; Zhang, Peng.

Lancaster : Lancaster University, Department of Economics, 2021. (Economics Working Papers Series).

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Kaivanto, K & Zhang, P 2021 'Is Business Formation Driven by Sentiment or Fundamentals?' Economics Working Papers Series, Lancaster University, Department of Economics, Lancaster.

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Kaivanto, K., & Zhang, P. (2021). Is Business Formation Driven by Sentiment or Fundamentals? (Economics Working Papers Series). Lancaster University, Department of Economics.

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Kaivanto K, Zhang P. Is Business Formation Driven by Sentiment or Fundamentals? Lancaster: Lancaster University, Department of Economics. 2021 Jul 22. (Economics Working Papers Series).

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Kaivanto, Kim ; Zhang, Peng. / Is Business Formation Driven by Sentiment or Fundamentals?. Lancaster : Lancaster University, Department of Economics, 2021. (Economics Working Papers Series).

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