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Head Assoc. Prof. Nikolay Netoff, PhD
Phone: (+359 2) 971 10 02 (511)


Research areas: Statistics and Econometrics, Actuarial Science

The Department of Statistics and Econometrics at FEBA organizes the education of students in five modern MSc programs: Applied Econometrics and Economic Modelling, Artificial Intelligence for Business and Finance, Big Data Modelling for Business and Finance, Management Information Systems, and Outsourcing Project and Companies, as well as in three PhD programs: Applied Econometrics and Economic Modelling, Data Science , and ICT Applications in Economics. The syllabus of each program is aligned with the latest trends in the science and well as with the business environment in Bulgaria.

The Department integrates participation of leading companies, partnering to the Faculty, such as Experian Bulgaria, Schwarz IT Bulgaria, KBC Global Services Brach Bulgaria, INDEAVR, the PMI Chapter Bulgaria, AIBEST Bulgaria, etc. in the teaching and research process. The collaboration includes invited lectures, integration of real world case studies in the syllabus, development of master and PhD thesis on business problems with mentorship from the academia and the business. The first industry-funded PhD student defended her thesis in Sep-2022: https://youtu.be/A8ca-UDJvAI.

The academic staff of the Department has representatives with high H-index scores and plenty of recent publications in reputable journals indexed in SOPOUS and Web of Science.



Teaching statistics is closely linked with the history of St Kliment Ohridski University of Sofia. Statistics was taught as early as 1892 in the newly opened Law Department of the First Higher School in Bulgaria. Later a separate Department of Statistics was formed in the Faculty of Law. Among the first lecturers was Prof Boev, reading a course in Finance and Statistics and leading a seminar on Demography. Another prominent lecturer was Prof. Mishaykov who read one of the most interesting courses in Theoretical Statistics, the Philosophical base of the Statistical Methods, History of Statistics and Demography.

In 1938 the Department of Economics was established within the Faculty of Law. It kept close scientific contacts with the Statistical Institute for Economic Research established at the University in 1934. Such prominent scholars as Oscar Anderson, D. Mishaykov, Rashko Zaykov, Zdr. Sugarev, Anastas Totev, Stefan Spasichev, Asen Hristoforov, Simeon Demostenov and others worked in the Institute.


Teaching and research

The Department of Statistics and Econometrics is responsible for the following courses in the Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Business Administration programmes: Statistics, Informatics, Databases in Economics, Econometrics, Quantitative Methods in Economic Analysis, Mathematical Economics and Economic Statistics.

The Department of Statistics and Econometrics administers the following Masters Programmes: Management Information Systems , Statistics and Financial Econometrics, Actuarial Science and Risk Management .

Research is focused on two major fields: Statistics and Demography, and the Application of Computing Technology in Economics.


Lecturers - Department of Statistics and Econometrics