Public Sector Economics



Going global, locally? Decentralized environmental expenditure and air quality

Sean Dougherty*
Andoni Montes Nebreda*
Article   |   Year:  2022   |   Pages:  489 - 503   |   Volume:  46   |   Issue:  4
Received:  May 24, 2022   |   Accepted:  June 28, 2022   |   Published online:  December 7, 2022
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