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Professor Stefan Petranov, PhD

S. Petranov is Professor at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration of Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski”. During 2008 to 2020 he was Head of the Economics Department of the Faculty. Besides he has taught by invitation in programs of other universities - e.g. Delaware University (USA), University Erasmus (The Netherlands), Higher School of Insurance and Finance (Bulgaria), University Osnabrück (Germany). He has conducted short seminars for state institutions, international organizations, and private companies – such as the European Central Bank, the European Parliament, ING- Bulgaria and others.He is Chairman of the Managing Board of the Institute of Certified Financial Consultants. He is also a Member and former Chairman of the National Commission for Corporate Governance. Prof. Petranov is winner of the national award "Economy in Light”.



  • Macroeconomics II
  • Theory and Management of Investments
  • Financial Institutions and Markets


Selected publications

“Negotiation of Social Security Floors: Problems and Possible Solutions”, Economic Studies, XXVI, 5, 2017.

“Social Security Floors and Informal Employment: The case of Bulgaria”, Economic Studies, XXVI, 3, 2017.

„Foreign Direct Investments to Bulgaria”, Agency for Economic Analysis and Forecasting, 2003.

“The Financial System in the Bulgarian Economy”, (with Jeffrey Miller), Bulgarian National Bank, 2001.

“The First Wave of Mass Privatization in Bulgaria and Its Immediate Aftermath”, Economics of Transition, Volume 8 (1), 2000, EBRD, Blackwell Publishers, UK.

„Non-banking Financial Institutions in Bulgaria“, (with Jeffrey Miller), MOCT-MOST, 3-4, 2000, Klewer Academic Publishers, The Netherlands.

“Bulgaria’s Capital Markets in the Context of EU Accession: A Status Report”, Center for the Study of Democracy, Sofia 1999, Copyright by the International bank for Reconstruction and Development (The World Bank).


Scientific Fields

  • Macroeconomics
  • Financial Markets
  • Grey Economy
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Social Responsibility


email: spetranov@feb.uni-sofia.bg
Adress: 1113 Sofia, bul. "Tzarigradsko Shausse" 125, Block 3, Office 221


Office hours
Mondays 17.00-18.00, after confirmation by e-mail


Profiles in scientific platforms

RePeC (Research Papers in Economics)


CV in English