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The Political Context of the Pension Reform and the Link "Research - Policy"


  • Georgi Shopov


The link between policy and research in the social area, between policymakers and researchers has not been a subject of special studies and evaluations in the Bulgarian literature in the last years. It is still a "blank space" becoming much pronounced against the enlarging and deepening interest of academia outside Bulgaria . Hence, the main goal is to clarify the political context which made feasible the pension reform and thus opened broader "policy window" for researchers and the practical use of their professional expertise and research results.

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  • Georgi Shopov, 2005. "The Political Context of the Pension Reform and the Link "Research - Policy"," Economic Thought journal, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences - Economic Research Institute, issue 7, pages 78-94.
  • Handle: RePEc:bas:econth:y:2005:i:7:p:78-94

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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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    1. Georgi Shopov, 2008. "The Bulgarian Pension System - design, pre-reform and post-reform financial status," Economic Studies journal, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences - Economic Research Institute, issue 2, pages 3-21.

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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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