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Energy-growth long-term relationship under structural breaks. Evidence from Canada, 17 Latin American economies and the USA

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Energy-growth long-term relationship under structural breaks. Evidence from Canada, 17 Latin American economies and the USA. / Rodríguez-Caballero, Carlos Vladimir; Ventosa-Santaulària, Daniel.

In: Energy Economics, Vol. 61, 01.01.2017, p. 121-134.

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Rodríguez-Caballero, Carlos Vladimir ; Ventosa-Santaulària, Daniel. / Energy-growth long-term relationship under structural breaks. Evidence from Canada, 17 Latin American economies and the USA. In: Energy Economics. 2017 ; Vol. 61. pp. 121-134.

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