Proposals for privatization in Eastern Europe
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Published by International Monetary Fund, Research Department in [Washington, D.C.] .
Written in English


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Statementprepared by Eduardo Borensztein and Manmohan S. Kumar ; authorized for distribution by Mohsin S. Khan and Peter Wickham.
SeriesIMF working paper -- WP/91/36
ContributionsKumar, Manmohan S., Borensztein, Eduardo., International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.
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Pagination24 p. --
Number of Pages24
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Open LibraryOL18314505M

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