Current position(s): Director of Strategy and European projects, European Alliance for Innovation (EAI); Senior research associate of the Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies.
Recent positions held:
Director, Economic Cooperation and Integration Division, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), Geneva
Chief, Innovative Policies Development Section, UNECE
Chief, Emerging Market Economies Section, UNECE
President, Centre for Economic and Strategic Research, Sofia, Bulgaria
Other past professional activities:
External expert of the European Commission, Brussels
Consultant for the OECD
External expert of the Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (wiiw)
Associate Professor, Faculty of Economics, University of Sofia
Member of the Editorial Board, Economic Systems journal
Member of the European Economic Association and of the European Economic Policy Forum
Participant in numerous international research projects.
Main areas of professional interest: knowledge-based development; innovation and competitiveness policies; economic cooperation and integration in Europe; economic transformation in the former centrally planned economies.
Publications: 3 books; more than 30 articles in refereed journals and chapters in edited volumes.