About Me


I am Assistant Professor of Economics at Truman State University where I teach Principles of Macroeconomics, Intermediate Macroeconomics, Money and Banking, Financial Economics and Intro to R and LaTeX.

As an instructor for the past five years I have developed a teaching philosophy that is based on two principles - understanding the  needs of my student and the application of economics ideas to everyday life as well as to world events.

My research interests are in the fields of:
  • Behavioral Economics
  • Money and Banking
  • Macroeconomics
  • Financial Economics
  • Financial Econometrics
  • Market Microstructure
  • Applied Microeconomics
  • Time Series Analysis
  • Data Mining
  • Fourier Series Analysis
  • Wavelet Analysis
  • Fractal Analysis
My current research involves applications of behavioral theory in portfolio selection and wealth allocation. I also investigate the effects of agent behavior guided by loss aversion in the frame of real business cycle models. 
I also continuously work on the detection and application of information regimes in high frequency data and the impact of information regimes on market microstructure models. 

In addition to being an economist, I am an enthusiast hiker and photographer.



Rossen Trendafilov

Ph.D. Economics