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Curriculum Vitae

Academic Experience

2021 - present     Assistant Professor of Finance, Kansas University (KU) School of Business, USA

2020 - 2021          Visiting Research Fellow, University of St. Gallen (SFI), Switzerland

2018 - 2021          Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Vanderbilt University, USA 




2011 - 2016          Ph.D. in Finance, Vienna University of Economics and Business &​ VGSF, Austria

                               Visiting Research Fellow, Summer 2016, University of Lugano (SFI), Switzerland

2009 - 2010          M.Sc. in Business Economics and Finance, London Metropolitan University, UK

2008 - 2009          Diploma for Graduates in Finance, London School of Economics, UK

2005 - 2009          B.Sc. in International Economic Relations (B.Sc. in BA), University of Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Other Academic Experience

2018 - present     Ad Hoc Referee: Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Review of Finance, Journal of Accounting and Economics


2014 - 2015          Organizer: VGSF Finance Brown Bag Seminar, 2014 - 2015

2020                      Discussion: 2020 FARS Midyear Meeting: Sifting through earnings per share distortion

2019                      Chairperson: 2019 FMA Annual Meeting: Debt Structure & Contracting (Session 110)

2018                      Chairperson: 2018 FMA Annual Meeting: Disclosure & Analysts (Session 165)

2015                      Discussion: 2015 EFA Doctoral Tutorial: The Big Innovation Bang

2015                      Discussion: 2015 SGF Conference: Asymmetric Information and Imperfect Competition in Lending Markets

2014                      Discussion: 2014 AFBC Overcapitalization Part I: A Perspective on Canadian Banks and Basel I

Awards and Grants

2022                      Guy O. and Rosa Lee Mabry Best Paper Award, Kansas University (KU) School of Business

2011 - 2016          Full Scholarship, Vienna Graduate School of Finance (VGSF)

2015                      Best Paper Award, Swiss Society for Financial Market Research (SGF)

2015                      Outstanding Research Award, Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU)

2015                      Research Grant, WU Gutmann Research Center

2014                      Doctoral Student Travel Grant, American Finance Association (AFA)

2014                      Doctoral Student Travel Grant, Western Finance Association (WFA)

2013                      Doctoral Summer School Grant, European Accounting Association (EAA)

2008                      CFA Scholarship, Bulgarian CFA Society

2005 - 2009          Scholarship for excellent performance, University of Plovdiv

Industry Experience

2016 - 2018          Cornerstone Research, Washington DC, USA


2010 - 2011          Raiffeisen Centrobank, Vienna, Austria
                               Capital Markets and Equity Research Analyst

2009                      Deloitte, Sofia, Bulgaria

                               Summer Intern - Corporate Finance

2008                      Deloitte, Sofia, Bulgaria

                               Trainee program - Audit

Languages and Computer Skills

Languages:          English (fluent), Bulgarian (native), German (fluent), Macedonian (fluent)

Programming:     Stata, Matlab, Mathematica, Eviews, LATEX, Python

Databases:           WRDS, Datastream, Bloomberg, Capital IQ, SNL, EDGAR


Activities:              Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder, CFA Institute, USA

                               Causal Inference Workshop, Northwestern University, USA

                          Doctoral Summer School on Accounting, University of Bern, Switzerland



Citizenship:          Bulgarian, U.S. Green Card

Interests:              Swimming, Cycling, Running, Hiking

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