C U R R I C U L U M   V I T A E

Research experience
Since 1984           Research Fellow, Senior Researcher (since 1995) and Professor
                             Institute of Agricultural Economics, Sofia
2007                     Visiting Researcher, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, JAPAN
2004-2005            Visiting Researcher, Catholic University of Louvain,
                             Louvain-la-Neuve, BELGIUM
2003                     Visiting Fellow, CREES, Toronto University, Toronto, CANADA
2002-2003             Visiting Researcher, Kyoto University, Kyoto, JAPAN        
1999-2000             Visiting Researcher, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, JAPAN
1999                      Visiting Researcher, INRA, Montpellier, FRANCE
1997                      Honorary Research Fellow, Birkbeck College, London University, UK
1995-1996             Visiting Researcher, NARC, Tsukuba, JAPAN
1993-1994             Visiting Professor, University of Missouri, Columbia, USA
Teaching experience
2004-2005             Professor, International seminar for young scholars on Better Understanding and Teaching
                              Rural Economics (Agrarian and Rural Contracts and Organizations), Open Society Institute
2003                      Co-Director and lecture, International summer course on Analysis of Agrarian Institutions,
                              Central European University, Budapest, HUNGARY
1998-1999             Visiting Professor, Master course on Introduction to Agrarian Institutions, University of
                               National and World Economy, Sofia

Consultancy experience
A great number research and policies assistance projects on agrarian and rural transformation and development
                                for: MAF, UN FAO, EU, OECD, NATO, IIED and other organizations.

Main fields of research   
New Institutional and Transaction Costs Economics
Institutions, Organizations and Contracts Analysis and Design
Policies and Programs Assessment and Design
Environmental Management
Food-chain and Risk Management
Policy and Management of Research and Innovation
Governing and Assessment of Sustainable Development
Governance of Socio-Economic Development and Transformation

Over 250 academic publications in more than 30 countries of Europe, North America, Asia and Africa

Professional honors and awards
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Fellowship (2007, 2002)
Belgium Office for Scientific and Cultural Affairs Fellowship (2004)
University of Toronto CREES Fellowship (2003)
Japan Foundation Fellowship (1999)
NATO Science Fellowship (1998)
EUPHARE ACE Fellowship (1996)
Japan Science and Technology Agency Fellowship (1994)
USA Fulbright Scholarship (1993)
US Cochran Fellowship (1992)

Editorial Board Member - Journal Economics and Management of Agriculture 
Member of Management Committee and Policy Task Force - EU COST Action on Bio-objects and their
           Boundaries: Governing Matters at the Intersection of Society, Politics and Science (2011-2013)             
Vice-President and Executive Secretary - Bulgarian Association of Agricultural Economists (1996-2001),
            Board Member (2001-2007)
Member - European Association of Agricultural Economists (1993-current)
Member - International Association of Agricultural Economists (1994-1996)
Elected Member - Assembly of Agricultural Academy (1992-1996)  

1988-1990            Ph.D. in Economics, Agricultural Academy, Sofia, BULGARIA
1978-1983            Specialist (M.S.) in Agricultural and Industrial Economics, University of Economics, Sofia

Professional training
2006                     Knowledge Assessment Methodologies School, EU JRC - IPSC
1994                     International Community and Rural Development Institute, University of Missouri,
                             Colombia, USA
1993                     Formulation, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation of Technical Cooperation Projects,
                             FAO, Rome, ITALY
1992                     Research Management, USDA, Washington DC, USA
1992                     Rural Development, RDA, Seoul, KOREA

Languages            English, French, Russian, Turkish, Bulgarian

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