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32) I would also like to mention the book on monetary theory by Mladenov (2009), which has been reprinted numerous times.

33) http://www.bnb.bg/bnb/home.nsf/fsWebIndex

34) One of the most original books on the pure theory of money is Harsev (1991), which analyzes the evolution of money from both logical and historical perspectives.

35) An article by the same authors was featured in the economic weekly journal, Capital, on February 11, 2000, which initiated a discussion regarding the advantages of unilateral euroisation in the (same) daily periodical (see for example, Roumen Avramov), and the critique of the euroisation idea in Kostov and Kostova (2002). See also Minassyan (2005).

36) This was also facilitated by the publication of the five volumes of archived documents of the BNB, the establishment of the BNB Committee on History as well as the Balkan Monetary and Financial History Network in 2000 on the initiative of the BNB and the Bank of Greece and its regular meetings (see for example, Oesterreichische Nationalbank, 2007). Among the historical studies, that of Rositsa Rangelova (2006) deserves a mention. Here, we must also note that the presentation of the psychological theory of exchange rates by Albert Aftalion (18741956; he is a French economist of Bulgarian origin) and its empirical illustration of the currency stabilisation between the two wars in France and in Bulgaria (Nenovsky, 2005). Moreover, a few studies on the Austrian School by Stefka Koeva (2002, 2003), and Kolev (2009) were conducted on the basis of the inter-war economic discussions in Bulgaria. The publications of Metodi Kanev (Svishtov Academy of Economics) are considered to be rather insightful and emphasize the methodological and conceptual issues of some of the forgotten Bulgarian authors.

37) http://minaloto.org/

38) In Nenovsky (2007), a systemic attempt has been made for expanding the theory of the monetary order by integrating the dimensions of power, force, interests, conflicts, etc.

39) http://www.csd.bg/

40) http://www.ime-bg.org/

41) This is largely explained with the help of the fact that the debates of general theoretical nature are considered to be sterile, and perhaps mechanically follow the sterility of the theoretical discussions during socialism.

42) The work of Kamen Mirkovich, which is an attempt at a new synthesis of value and utility (Mirkovich, 2005), claims fundamental originality. I am not in a suitable position for evaluating the extent to which these claims are justified.

43) Dimiter Ludjev (political scientist) presented an interdisciplinary study of the social groups and their evolution in Bulgarian cities in the mid-20th century (when the socialist era began). In his monumental two-volume book, Roumen Daskalov (political scientist) presented the evolution of the Bulgarian society after independence in terms of its economic, political, legal, and cultural aspects. Vasil Prodanov (philosopher) presented his perception regarding the Bulgaria’s position in the global world. Although these three authors considered the economy as an integral part of the society, only interdisciplinary research could offer useful knowledge.

44) Recently, for example, Ilia Balabanov (2008) from the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences published noteworthy papers regarding Marxist methodology.

45) For more, see Yakimova et al. (2001).

46) http://unwe.acad.bg/yearbook/

47) http://www.uni-svishtov.bg/dialog/I-MagBg.htm

48) A number of other Bulgarians who defended doctoral theses abroad have not been mentioned here.

49) See Andryushin (2003), Kirdina (2003).

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