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Children of the crisis: Fiscal councils in Portugal, Spain and Ireland

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Children of the crisis : Fiscal councils in Portugal, Spain and Ireland. / Horvath, Michal.

Independent Fiscal Councils: Watchdogs or lapdogs?. ed. / Roel Beetsma; Xavier Debrun. London : Centre for Economic Policy Research, 2018. p. 125-133.

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Harvard

Horvath, M 2018, Children of the crisis: Fiscal councils in Portugal, Spain and Ireland. in R Beetsma & X Debrun (eds), Independent Fiscal Councils: Watchdogs or lapdogs?. Centre for Economic Policy Research, London, pp. 125-133.

APA

Horvath, M. (2018). Children of the crisis: Fiscal councils in Portugal, Spain and Ireland. In R. Beetsma, & X. Debrun (Eds.), Independent Fiscal Councils: Watchdogs or lapdogs? (pp. 125-133). London: Centre for Economic Policy Research.

Vancouver

Horvath M. Children of the crisis: Fiscal councils in Portugal, Spain and Ireland. In Beetsma R, Debrun X, editors, Independent Fiscal Councils: Watchdogs or lapdogs?. London: Centre for Economic Policy Research. 2018. p. 125-133

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Horvath, Michal. / Children of the crisis : Fiscal councils in Portugal, Spain and Ireland. Independent Fiscal Councils: Watchdogs or lapdogs?. editor / Roel Beetsma ; Xavier Debrun. London : Centre for Economic Policy Research, 2018. pp. 125-133

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