From planning to chaos to market : Ethnic inequality in Bulgaria

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FABELLA, Vigile Marie, Georgi KOCHARKOV, 2016. From planning to chaos to market : Ethnic inequality in Bulgaria

@techreport{Fabella2016plann-35653, series={Working Paper Series / Department of Economics}, title={From planning to chaos to market : Ethnic inequality in Bulgaria}, year={2016}, number={2016-08}, author={Fabella, Vigile Marie and Kocharkov, Georgi} }

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