FIELDS OF INTEREST
Microeconomic Theory, Industrial Organization, Public PolicyInnovation

ACADEMIC POSITIONS
DECRA Fellow, Australian Research Council, 2020-2023
Senior Lecturer (Assistant Professor), Economics Department,    
University of Technology Sydney Business School [since 2020]
Lecturer (Assistant Professor), Economics Department,    
University of Technology Sydney Business School [2015--2019]

SHORT-TERM VISITS
University of British Columbia, January - April 2019
Northwestern University, March 2019
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, February 2019 and January 2017

EDUCATION
PhD EconomicsNorthwestern University, USA [2009--2015]
MA Economics, Northwestern University, USA [2009--2010]
BA Mathematics, Economics (magna cum laude), Amherst College, USA [2005--2009]
Visiting Student, Harvard University, USA [2007-2008]

PUBLICATIONS
The RAND Journal of Economics, November 2017. doi: 10.1111/1756-2171.12211 [Online Appendix]
Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, Fall 2019. doi:10.1111/jems.12292
Review of Industrial Organization, June 2020. doi:10.1007/s11151-020-09750-6
American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, February 2021. doi:10.1257/mic.20180245

WORKING PAPERS 
American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, revise & resubmit

WORK IN PROGRESS
College admissions with reputational externalities (with Isa Hafalir and Kentaro Tomoeda)
Market cannibalization: efficiency and revenue maximization
Organisational structure and differential treatment
Mechanism design for differential treatment

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Lecturer, Economics of Competition and Strategy (undergraduate)Industrial Organization (undergraduate), Microeconomics I (PhD) 
Teaching Consultant & Workshop Leader, Northwestern University Searle Center [2013--2015]
Teaching Assistant, Kellogg School of Management [2014], Northwestern University [2010--2013], Amherst College [2006--2009]

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE
Referee for the American Economic Review, the Journal of the European Economic Association, the RAND Journal of Economics, Health Economics, the Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, the International Journal of Industrial Organization, the Journal of Industrial Economics, the International Journal of Game Theory
Co-organizer for the CPMD workshop on market design, June 2018, Sydney, UTS
Local organizer and program committee member for the Econometric Society Australasia Meeting, July 2016, Sydney, UTS
Member of the Econometric Society, American Economic Association, European Economic Association, Game Theory Society, and the Mechanism Design For Social Good Asia-Pacific working group

DEPARTMENT SERVICE at UTS
Deputy Director of Engagement (Economics)
Bachelor of Business review: Design Panel 
Bachelor of Business review: Economics Working Group
Bachelor of Economics review: Economics Working Group
Business School's Faculty Board (2 semesters)
Seminar coordinator (3 semesters)
Research committee (3 semesters)
Recruiting committee (2 semesters)
Recruiting coordinator for interviews and flyouts (1 semester)
Co-organizer of the 2018 CPMD workshop on Market Design
Program committee member for the 2016 Econometric Society Australasia Meeting
Media engagements to promote Economics degrees at UTS (3 engagements)
Undergraduate student recruiting (5 events) 

GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, AWARDS
Discovery Early Career Researcher Award, Australian Research Council    [2020--2023]
PEP travel grant, University of Technology Sydney    [2019]
Business Research Grant, University of Technology Sydney    [2017, 2018]
Dissertation Year Fellowship, Northwestern University    [2014--2015]
Graduate Fellowship, Northwestern University    [2009--2015]
Distinguished Teaching Assistant Award, Northwestern University    [2010--2011]
Roswell Dwight Hitchcock Memorial PhD Fellowship, Amherst College    [2009--11, 2012--13]
C. Scott Porter Memorial PhD Fellowship, Amherst College    [2009--11]
Amherst College Scholarship, Georges Lurcy Scholarship Fund, Amherst College    [2005--2009]
Phi Beta Kappa, Massachusetts    [2009]

CONFERENCES AND SEMINAR PRESENTATIONS
2020/2021 (including scheduled and tentative): American Economic Association Winter Meeting (San Diego), Australasian Economic Theory Workshop (Adelaide),  Conference on Mechanism and Institution Design (Klagenfurt/virtual), Society for Institutional & Organizational Economics (MIT/virtual), Mechanism Design for Social Good (virtual), Econometric Society World Congress (Milan/virtual), European Economic Association annual congress (Rotterdam/virtual), University of Auckland, University College Dublin, Hitotsubashi Summer Institute (Tokyo), Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory annual conference (Seoul), Game Theory Society World Congress (Budapest)
2019Australasian Economic Theory Workshop (Sydney), California Institute of Technology, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, University of Toronto Rotman, University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, Collegio Carlo Alberto, Toulouse School of Economics, Northwestern Law Conference on Innovation Economics (Chicago), Econometric Society NASM 2019 (Seattle), PET 2019 (Strasbourg), Organisational Economics Workshop 2019 (ANU, Canberra), APIOC 2019 (Tokyo)
2018University of Melbourne, Midwest Economic Theory Conference (Philadelphia/Drexel), Econometric Society China Meeting (Shanghai/Fudan), Econometric Society Asia Meeting (Seoul/Sogang), University of Technology Sydney, UNSW, APIOC 2018 (Melbourne)
2017: Australasian Economic Theory Workshop (Auckland), UNSW (2x), University of Technology Sydney, Australian National University, Econometric Society Asia Meeting 2017 (Hong Kong)
2016: APIOC 2016 (Melbourne), Monash University, Econometric Society Asia Meeting 2016 (Kyoto), UQ IO/Microeconomics Workshop, Econometric Society Australasia Meeting 2016 (Sydney), University of Queensland, IIOC 2016 (Philadelphia), UNSW, Australasian Economic Theory Workshop (Monash)
2015: ATE Symposium on industrial economics, competition policy and regulation (Auckland), University of Technology Sydney, IIOC 2015 (Boston), University of Toronto, University of Washington Bothell School of Business, University of Technology Sydney, University of Melbourne, Monash University, Drexel University
2014: Northwestern University Theory Bag Lunch seminar, Northwestern University Industrial Organization seminar, Munich Conference on Innovation and Competition (Max Planck & ETH Zurich)
2013: Northwestern University Industrial Organization seminar
2012: Whitebox Doctoral Conference on Behavioral Science (Yale SOM)

LANGUAGES
English (fluent), Bulgarian (native), German (basic), Russian (basic)