Household debt and consumption during the financial crisis: Evidence from Danish micro data

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Household debt and consumption during the financial crisis : Evidence from Danish micro data. / Andersen, Asger Lau; Duus, Charlotte; Jensen, Thais Lærkholm.

2014.

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Andersen, AL, Duus, C & Jensen, TL 2014 'Household debt and consumption during the financial crisis: Evidence from Danish micro data'.

APA

Andersen, A. L., Duus, C., & Jensen, T. L. (2014). Household debt and consumption during the financial crisis: Evidence from Danish micro data. Danmarks Nationalbank. Working Papers (Online), Nr. 89, Bind. 2014

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Andersen AL, Duus C, Jensen TL. Household debt and consumption during the financial crisis: Evidence from Danish micro data. 2014 mar.

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Andersen, Asger Lau ; Duus, Charlotte ; Jensen, Thais Lærkholm. / Household debt and consumption during the financial crisis : Evidence from Danish micro data. 2014. (Danmarks Nationalbank. Working Papers (Online); Nr. 89, Bind 2014).

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