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Political Context of the Pension Reform and the Relation "Research - Politics"


  • Georgi Shopov


The relation between politics and research in the social field, between researchers and politicians has not been specially studied and evaluated in Bulgarian literature for the last years. This is still "a white spot" which is even more striking on the background of enlarging and deepening interest in the topic by academic circles outside Bulgaria. The main objective of the paper is to explain the political context that made possible the pension reform and that opened a wider "political window" for researchers and the practical application of their professional experience and research results.

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  • Georgi Shopov, 2004. "Political Context of the Pension Reform and the Relation "Research - Politics"," Economic Thought journal, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences - Economic Research Institute, issue 6, pages 23-42.
  • Handle: RePEc:bas:econth:y:2004:i:6:p:23-42

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    1. Tafradjiyski, Borislav & Loukanova, Pobeda & Shopov, George & Staykova, Dochka, 2002. "The Pension Reform in Bulgaria: Two Years after the Start," Discussion Paper 64, Center for Intergenerational Studies, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University.
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    • H11 - Public Economics - - Structure and Scope of Government - - - Structure and Scope of Government
    • J26 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Retirement; Retirement Policies


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