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Long run asymmetric relationships between Islamic and conventional equity indices

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Long run asymmetric relationships between Islamic and conventional equity indices. / Alexakis, Christos; Pappas, Vasileios; Tsikouras, Alexandros.

Lancaster : Lancaster University, Department of Economics, 2015. (Economics Working Paper Series; Vol. 2015, No. 2).

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Alexakis, C, Pappas, V & Tsikouras, A 2015 'Long run asymmetric relationships between Islamic and conventional equity indices' Economics Working Paper Series, no. 2, vol. 2015, Lancaster University, Department of Economics, Lancaster.

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Alexakis, C., Pappas, V., & Tsikouras, A. (2015). Long run asymmetric relationships between Islamic and conventional equity indices. (Economics Working Paper Series; Vol. 2015, No. 2). Lancaster University, Department of Economics.

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Alexakis C, Pappas V, Tsikouras A. Long run asymmetric relationships between Islamic and conventional equity indices. Lancaster: Lancaster University, Department of Economics. 2015. (Economics Working Paper Series; 2).

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Alexakis, Christos ; Pappas, Vasileios ; Tsikouras, Alexandros. / Long run asymmetric relationships between Islamic and conventional equity indices. Lancaster : Lancaster University, Department of Economics, 2015. (Economics Working Paper Series; 2).

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