Curriculum Vitae

Current Position

Feb. 2020present

Assistant Professor of FinTech and Banking

Faculty of Economics and Business Administration

Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, Bulgaria

Dec. 2019 – present

Peter Beron Fellow in Economics

Sofia University and Bulgarian Ministry of Education and Science

Past Positions

Dec. 2016 – Jan. 2020

Assistant Professor

University of Bonn, Germany

June 2013 – July 2018

Assistant Professor

Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany

June 2013 – Dec. 2014

Research Economist

Centre for European Economic Research, Mannheim, Germany

July 2009 – May 2013

Research Assistant

Chair of Financial Economics, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany

Nov. 2008 – July 2009

Student Assistant

Chair of International Banking and Finance, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany

Research Interests

Financial Economics, FinTechs and Digitalization, International Finance, Banking Regulation, Banking and Financial Stability, Systemic Risk, Contagion, Sovereign Default, Applied Econometrics

Academic Career

Sept. 2008 – July 2013

Ph.D. in Economics

Graduate School of Economics, Finance, and Management (GSEFM) Frankfurt - Mainz – Darmstadt, Germany

Dissertation Title: “Systemic Risk and Contagion in the European Union”

Defense: July 2013 (summa cum laude)

Thesis Advisors:

Prof. Dr. Isabel Schnabel (University of Bonn, past: Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz)

Prof. Dr. Jan Pieter Krahnen (Goethe University Frankfurt)

Oct. 2006 – Oct. 2008

Master’s Programme in International Business Economic Relations

University of Konstanz, Germany

Oct. 2002 – July 2006

Economics (B.Sc.)

Sofia University, Bulgaria


April 2014

Hochschulpreis des Deutschen Aktieninstituts (DAI) - Best Dissertation Award of Deutsches Aktieninstitut

March 2014

Sonderpreis der Deutschen Bundesbank – Special Award of Deutsche Bundesbank for Best Dissertation at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

Research Stays

Jan. 2016 – Oct. 2017

Halle Institute for Economic Research, Halle (Saale), Germany

Sept. 2011 – Feb. 2012

European Central Bank, Financial Stability Surveillance Division, Frankfurt, Germany


“The Euro Area Sovereign Debt Crisis: Can Contagion Spread from the Periphery to the Core? ” (with Denis Gorea, International Review of Economics and Finance, 2014, 30: 78-100)

“Systemic Risk Measure - A Portfolio Probabilistic Perspective on Measuring Default Risk” (ECB Financial Stability Review, June 2012, Box 8, pp. 99-100)

Working Papers

“Bail-in Regulation and Market Discipline” (with Matthias Pütz)

“Bank Resolution Regimes and Systemic Risk” (with Thorsten Beck and Isabel Schnabel)

“Cross-Border Bank Resolution and Bank Risk” (with Michela Altieri)

“Integration Culture of Global Banks and the Transmission of Lending Shocks”

“International Banking Conglomerates and the Transmission of Lending Shocks across Borders”

“Contagion between Western Europe and the Transition Economies: Evidence from the Subprime Crisis”

“Assessing Systemic Fragility - A Probabilistic Perspective”


Journal of Banking and Finance, Quantitative Finance, Economics of Transition, Journal of Risk and Financial Management, Journal of Financial Regulation, International Economics and Economic Policy


American Economic Association, American Finance Association, European Economic Association, European Finance Association, German Economic Association, German Finance Association

Teaching Experience

Feb. 2020 - present

Sofia University, Bulgaria

  • Lecturer in FinTechs and E-Banking

  • Lecturer in Principles of Banking and Regulatory Risk Management

  • Lecturer in Empirical Methods in Finance

  • Tutorials in International Banking Regulation and Risk Management

  • Tutorials in Information Technologies

Nov. 2016 - present

University of Bonn, Germany

  • Lecturer in Corporate Finance (Bachelor)

  • Lecturer in Banking and Securitization (Master)

  • Lecturer in Empirical Banking (Ph.D.)

Jan. 2015 - July 2018

Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany

  • Tutorials in Banking and Securitization (Master)

  • Tutorials in Advanced Financial Economics (Ph.D.)

  • Supervisor of Bachelor and Master theses

Oct. 2009 - June 2013

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany

  • Tutorials in Empirical Banking and Finance (Master)

  • Tutorials in Applied Econometrics (Bachelor)

  • Supervisor of Bachelor theses

  • Seminars in Financial Economics and Econometrics (Bachelor, Master)

Sept. 2003 - July 2006

Sofia University, Bulgaria

  • Tutorials in Microeconomics (Bachelor)

  • Tutorials in Informatics (Bachelor)


Jan. 2016

Dec. 2012

Dec. 2012

Scholarship IWH EXplore for a research stay at IWH

AEA/ASSA Annual Meeting Travel Grant (GSEFM)

Spanish Economic Association Travel Grant (Goethe University)

Additional Skills


Computer Literacy

English (fluent), German (good), Bulgarian (mother tongue)

Programing and data processing: MatLab, Stata, EViews

Applications: LaTeX, MS Office

Databases: World Bank WDI, IMF WEO, Bankscope (Orbis), SNL, Datastream, Bloomberg, Markit, Compustat, CRSP