POLITICAL ECONOMY OF TETOVO AND KUMANOVO: LEGACIES FROM THE COMMAND ECONOMY
Keywords: transition, remittances, emigrants, political economy
AbstractIn this paper we illustrate the development of Kumanovo and Tetovo municipalities during the centrally plannedÂ economy within Yugoslavia and their share in the local economy of the Socialist Republic of Macedonia. WeÂ also illustrate the recent rational behavior of the citizens of Kumanovo and Tetovo that are engaged in the economyÂ of Afghanistan and Iraq. The end use of the remittances that fuel the economies of Tetovo and KumanovoÂ are different one economy from the other. The possible explanation goes deeper in the characteristics of theÂ early development of the two cities in the socialism before the 1990 when the transition started.
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