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Market Set-up in Advance of Federal Reserve Policy Rate Decisions

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Market Set-up in Advance of Federal Reserve Policy Rate Decisions. / van Dijk, Dick; Lumsdaine, Robin L.; van der Wel, Michel.

In: The Economic Journal, Vol. 126, No. 592, 01.05.2016, p. 618-653.

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van Dijk, D, Lumsdaine, RL & van der Wel, M 2016, 'Market Set-up in Advance of Federal Reserve Policy Rate Decisions', The Economic Journal, vol. 126, no. 592, pp. 618-653. https://doi.org/10.1111/ecoj.12372

APA

van Dijk, D., Lumsdaine, R. L., & van der Wel, M. (2016). Market Set-up in Advance of Federal Reserve Policy Rate Decisions. The Economic Journal, 126(592), 618-653. https://doi.org/10.1111/ecoj.12372

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MLA

van Dijk, Dick, Robin L. Lumsdaine, and Michel van der Wel. "Market Set-up in Advance of Federal Reserve Policy Rate Decisions". The Economic Journal. 2016, 126(592). 618-653. https://doi.org/10.1111/ecoj.12372

Vancouver

van Dijk D, Lumsdaine RL, van der Wel M. Market Set-up in Advance of Federal Reserve Policy Rate Decisions. The Economic Journal. 2016 May 1;126(592):618-653. https://doi.org/10.1111/ecoj.12372

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van Dijk, Dick ; Lumsdaine, Robin L. ; van der Wel, Michel. / Market Set-up in Advance of Federal Reserve Policy Rate Decisions. In: The Economic Journal. 2016 ; Vol. 126, No. 592. pp. 618-653.

Bibtex

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