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How much is the bill? Simulating selected proposals for income policy adjustments during the 2017 Bulgarian parliamentary election campaigns



Venelin Boshnakov*
Preliminary communication   |   Year:  2017   |   Pages:  299 - 314   |   Volume:  41   |   Issue:  3
Received:  July 23, 2017   |   Accepted:  August 7, 2017   |   Published online:  September 15, 2017
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