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Bulgaria: Selected Issues Paper

Published: January 30, 2014
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Summary: This Selected Issues paper reviews recent developments in growth and employment in Bulgaria and highlights key constraints to growth suggested by cross-country competitiveness studies. Bulgaria’s GDP has grown substantially since economic and financial stabilization in 1997. The global economic crisis had a major effect on Bulgarian growth and employment. After falling by 5½ percent in 2009, real GDP has grown at a low rate, and by 2012 real GDP was still 3 percent short of its 2008 level. However, employment growth was negative during 2009–2012, and the first small uptick occurred only in 2013.
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Series: Country Report No. 14/24
Subject(s): Social policy | Social safety nets | Fiscal policy | Economic growth | Gross domestic product | Poverty reduction | Population | Employment | Wages | Unemployment | Selected issues | Bulgaria
    Published:   January 30, 2014        
    ISBN/ISSN:   9781484396339/1934-7685   Format:   Paper
    Stock No:   1BGREA2014002   Pages:   24
    Price:   US$18.00
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