Ambiguity and asset pricing: An empirical investigation for an emerging market

Sahin, Baki Cem
Danışoğlu, Seza
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B. C. Sahin and S. Danışoğlu, “Ambiguity and asset pricing: An empirical investigation for an emerging market,” INTERNATIONAL REVIEW OF FINANCIAL ANALYSIS, vol. 84, pp. 0–0, 2022, Accessed: 00, 2022. [Online]. Available: