University of Reading cookie policy

We use cookies on to improve your experience, monitor site performance and tailor content to you

Read our cookie policy to find out how to manage your cookie settings

Alexander Mihailov

Alexander Mihailov
  • Director of the Group for Economic Analysis at Reading (GEAR)
  • Research Website Maintainer and DP/RePEc Coordinator
  • Workload Manager

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 (undergraduate)
  • Advanced Macroeconomic Analysis (postgraduate)
  • Advanced International Macroeconomics and Finance (postgraduate)

Research centres and groups


I am an Associate Professor in Economics at the University of Reading and Director of the Group for Economic Analysis at Reading (GEAR). 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 of Open Economies Review. 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) and the Lille-Reading Workshop on International Finance.

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.

Visit Dr Alexander Mihailov's personal home page

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

Major research grants

  • July 2010 – June 2012.  British Academy Small Research Grant, as principal investigator on Evaluating Methods of Forecasting Inflation for Policy-Based Decision Making; resulting paper entitled “Inflation Forecasting Using the New Keynesian Phillips Curve with a Time-Varying Trend”, with Stephen McKnight and Fabio Rumler, in Economic Modelling, Vol. 87, May 2020, 383-393.
  • July 2010 – September 2011.  University of Reading Board for Research in the Social Sciences Pump-Priming Small Grant, as principal investigator, on The Rise and Fall of Communism: A Tale of Discovering the Equity-Efficiency Trade-off; resulting paper entitled “The Grand Experiment of Communism: Discovering the Trade-off between Equality and Efficiency,” with Etienne Farvaque and Alireza Naghavi, in Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, Vol. 174, No. 4, December 2018, 707-742.
  • August 2009.  Research Visit at the CEPS/INSTEAD, Differdange, Luxembourg, co-funded by the IRISS / European Commission 6th Framework Programme, as co-investigator at par, on Intergenerational Transmission of Inflation Aversion: Theory and Evidence, with Etienne Farvaque; one resulting paper (empirical) published as “Who Supports the ECB? Evidence from Eurobarometer Survey Data,” with Etienne Farvaque and Muhammad Azmat Hayat, The World Economy, Vol. 40, No. 4, April 2017, 654-677 (lead article); another resulting paper (theoretical), “Intergenerational Transmission of Inflation Aversion: Theory and Evidence,” with Etienne Farvaque (August 2008, last revised January 2012); superseded by “A Theory of the Intergenerational Dynamics of Inflation Beliefs and Monetary Institutions,” with Etienne Farvaque, February 2014, revised August 2023."




Loading your publications ...