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Published by U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development, Office of International Affairs in Washington .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Metropolitan finance -- Case studies.,
  • Intergovernmental fiscal relations -- Case studies.

Book details:

Edition Notes

ContributionsDe Koning, Geert., Dale-Harris, Lindsay., United States. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHJ9110 .I55 1973
The Physical Object
Pagination234 p.
Number of Pages234
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5024317M
LC Control Number73602684

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