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Alexander Mihailov

  • Director of the Economic Analysis Research Group (EARG)
  • Director of the MSc programme in Economics
  • RePEc Coordinator for the Department of Economics
  • UG Exams Officer
  • Internationalisation Lead for Europe and Russia

Areas of interest

  • International macroeconomics and finance
  • Monetary theory and policy
  • Political macroeconomics and socioeconomic dynamics
  • Information and learning

Postgraduate supervision

I am interested to supervise research students working on the topics included in my areas of interest.


  • Advanced Macroeconomics 
  • Macroeconomics III 
  • Advanced International Macroeconomics and Finance 

Research centres and groups


I am an Associate Professor in Economics at the University of Reading and Director of the Economic Analysis Research Group (EARG). I am also External Affiliate at the Centre for International Macroeconomic Studies (CIMS) at the University of Surrey, member of the editorial board of Econometrics and member of the advisory board of Sci. I have been employed by the University of Essex, the Créa Institute of Applied Macroeconomics at the University of Lausanne, and the Research Department of the Bulgarian National Bank.

I have held part-time academic positions at the University of Warwick, City University London, Studienzentrum Gerzensee and Sofia University, and short-term visiting appointments at the University of Lille and El Colegio de Mexico (Colmex). I am co-founder and co-organiser of the annual European Workshop on Political Macroeconomics (EWPM).

I hold a PhD in Economics from the University of Lausanne (2004). I work, and have published, in the areas of international macroeconomics and finance, monetary theory and policy, political macroeconomics and socioeconomic dynamics, information and learning.

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Academic qualifications

  • PhD in Economics (2004) and MSc in Economics (1998), University of Lausanne
  • Diploma/MSc in International Economics (1991), University of National and World Economy, Sofia