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Proxy structural vector autoregressions, informational sufficiency and the role of monetary policy

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Proxy structural vector autoregressions, informational sufficiency and the role of monetary policy. / Miescu, Mirela; Mumtaz, Haroon.

Lancaster : Lancaster University, Department of Economics, 2019. (Economics Working Papers Series).

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Miescu, M & Mumtaz, H 2019 'Proxy structural vector autoregressions, informational sufficiency and the role of monetary policy' Economics Working Papers Series, Lancaster University, Department of Economics, Lancaster.

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Miescu, M., & Mumtaz, H. (2019). Proxy structural vector autoregressions, informational sufficiency and the role of monetary policy. (Economics Working Papers Series). Lancaster University, Department of Economics.

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Miescu M, Mumtaz H. Proxy structural vector autoregressions, informational sufficiency and the role of monetary policy. Lancaster: Lancaster University, Department of Economics. 2019 Oct 31. (Economics Working Papers Series).

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Miescu, Mirela ; Mumtaz, Haroon. / Proxy structural vector autoregressions, informational sufficiency and the role of monetary policy. Lancaster : Lancaster University, Department of Economics, 2019. (Economics Working Papers Series).

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