Mikael Skou Andersen

Water resource taxation with full-cost water pricing: lessons from Europe

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Water resource taxation with full-cost water pricing: lessons from Europe. / Andersen, Mikael Skou; Pizzol, Massimo.

2013. Abstract from 14th Global Conference on Environmental Taxation, Kyoto, Japan.

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Andersen, MS & Pizzol, M 2013, 'Water resource taxation with full-cost water pricing: lessons from Europe', 14th Global Conference on Environmental Taxation, Kyoto, Japan, 17/10/2013 - 19/10/2013. <http://www.econ.kyoto-u.ac.jp/gcet/>

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Andersen, M. S., & Pizzol, M. (2013). Water resource taxation with full-cost water pricing: lessons from Europe. Abstract from 14th Global Conference on Environmental Taxation, Kyoto, Japan. http://www.econ.kyoto-u.ac.jp/gcet/

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Andersen MS, Pizzol M. 2013. Water resource taxation with full-cost water pricing: lessons from Europe. Abstract from 14th Global Conference on Environmental Taxation, Kyoto, Japan.

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Andersen, Mikael Skou and Massimo Pizzol Water resource taxation with full-cost water pricing: lessons from Europe. 14th Global Conference on Environmental Taxation, 17 Oct 2013, Kyoto, Japan, Conference abstract for conference, 2013. 11 p.

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Andersen MS, Pizzol M. Water resource taxation with full-cost water pricing: lessons from Europe. 2013. Abstract from 14th Global Conference on Environmental Taxation, Kyoto, Japan.

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Andersen, Mikael Skou ; Pizzol, Massimo. / Water resource taxation with full-cost water pricing: lessons from Europe. Abstract from 14th Global Conference on Environmental Taxation, Kyoto, Japan.11 p.

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