Cost-benefit analysis of transport improvements in the presence of spillovers, matching and an income tax

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Cost-benefit analysis of transport improvements in the presence of spillovers, matching and an income tax. / Eliasson, Jonas; Fosgerau, Mogens.

I: Economics of Transportation, Bind 18, 06.2019, s. 1-9.

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Eliasson, J & Fosgerau, M 2019, 'Cost-benefit analysis of transport improvements in the presence of spillovers, matching and an income tax', Economics of Transportation, bind 18, s. 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecotra.2019.02.001

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Eliasson, J., & Fosgerau, M. (2019). Cost-benefit analysis of transport improvements in the presence of spillovers, matching and an income tax. Economics of Transportation, 18, 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecotra.2019.02.001

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Eliasson J, Fosgerau M. Cost-benefit analysis of transport improvements in the presence of spillovers, matching and an income tax. Economics of Transportation. 2019 jun;18:1-9. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecotra.2019.02.001

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Eliasson, Jonas ; Fosgerau, Mogens. / Cost-benefit analysis of transport improvements in the presence of spillovers, matching and an income tax. I: Economics of Transportation. 2019 ; Bind 18. s. 1-9.

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