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1. "Bulgarian Economic Thought since 1989: A Personal Perspective", Nikolay Nenovsky (forthcoming)

2. "The Birth of Modern Economic Science (Reading Gilles Campagnolo’s Book)," Nikolay Nenovsky, 2010, Journal des Economistes et des Etudes Humaines: Vol. 16 : No. 1, Article 5.



Bulgarian Economic Thought since 1989: A Personal Perspective

Nikolay Nenovsky


The profundity and timing of the collapse of the socialist economies took the economists on both sides of the Iron Curtain by surprise. There were no theories that could explain or analyze the nature of such systemic social events and processes. The soviet-style Marxist political economy, neoclassical theory, and Keynesian interpretations were unable to anticipate, explain, or offer solutions to the real problems.

This paper, explores the intellectual reactions of the Bulgarian economic community to the collapse of the planned economy and to the practical and theoretical challenges of the post-communist period. The following are the three primary objectives of this study: First is a methodological objective, i.e., for explaining the dissemination of economic knowledge, determining its channels, as well as explaining the basic transmission mechanisms of economic theory in Bulgaria after the disintegration of the socialist bloc. Second is a purely informational objective, i.e., to present the major topics and issues studied during the period 19892009 and the findings of the economists working on them. Finally, the third objective and parallel task is to theoretically interpret the development, characteristics, and specificities of the Bulgarian economic thought during that period.

The main conclusion of this study is that although a few interesting studies regarding the Bulgarian economic science have been published, they fail to offer independent and original ideas. The Bulgarian economic perspectives closely follow the trends of western economic science, which itself is currently at crossroads and is encountering numerous challenges.

JEL classifications numbers: B20, B41, P50

Available here: http://bma-bg.org/assets/var/docs/Nenovsky-paper2010.doc



The Birth of Modern Economic Science (Reading Gilles Campagnolo’s Book)

Nikolay Nenovsky

University of National and World Economy and the International Centre for Economic Research



The '70s of the 19th century have always held a special attraction point for specialists in the history of thought. For economic theory, these are the years of the Great Crossroads when economic theory was at critical breaking point, after which several powerful theoretical streams emerged that were to determine later on the overall course of the evolution of economics. The book written by the French economist and philosopher Gilles Campagnolo (Criticisms of Political Economy, Menger, Austrian School of Economics and the German Historical School, Routledge, New York, 2009, pp. 416) is an attempt to find out exactly what happened in the years of the Great Crossroads. It offers not only historical reading, but also theoretical interpretation to explaining the evolution, mutual influence and intermingling of the above individual schools of thought in the economic science. The present paper is a review essay on Campagnolo’s new book.

Available here: http://www.bepress.com/jeeh/vol16/iss1/art5/