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Name – Krassimir Petrov, Ph. D.
Date of Birth  06/14/1969
Areas of Concentration – Financial Economics, Finance, Investments
Phone – +973-36787126
Email  krassimir_petrov (at) hotmail.com

Academic Positions (1993-2011)
2009-2011  – Associate Professor in Finance, Ahlia University, Bahrain
2008-2009 – Associate Professor in Finance, Prince Sultan University, Saudi Arabia
2005-2008 – Assistant Professor in Economics, American University in Bulgaria
2004-2005 – Assistant Professor in Finance, New Bulgarian University
1995-2000 – Teaching Assistant, Economics, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, U.S.A.
1994-1995 – Teaching Assistant, Economics, University of Limerick, Ireland
1993-1994 – Assistant Professor, University of National & World Economy, Sofia, Bulgaria
1993-1994 – Adjunct Lecturer, Economics, Sofia University, Bulgaria

Academic Teaching (1993-2011)
Financial Institutions –  Sp.’11  Ahlia University, Bahrain
Money and Banking –  Sp.’11 Ahlia University, Bahrain
Money and Banking –  Sp.’11  Ahlia University, Bahrain
Macroeconomics –   Sp.’11  Ahlia University, Bahrain
Investments – Sp.’11  Ahlia University, Bahrain
Financial Institutions –  Au.’10  Ahlia University, Bahrain
Financial Institutions –  Au.’10 Ahlia University, Bahrain
Financial Institutions –  Au.’010  Ahlia University, Bahrain
Macroeconomics –   Au.’10  Ahlia University, Bahrain
Corporate Finance Au.’10  Ahlia University, Bahrain
CFA Level 1 – Economics – Sp.09 Capital Knowledge, Bahrain
Financial Institutions –  Sp.’09  Ahlia University, Bahrain
Financial Institutions –  Sp.’09  Ahlia University, Bahrain
Macroeconomics –  Sp.’09  Ahlia University, Bahrain
Macroeconomics –  Sp.’09  Ahlia University, Bahrain
Public Finance –  Sp.’09  Ahlia University, Bahrain
Financial Institutions –  Au.’09  Ahlia University, Bahrain
Financial Institutions –  Au.’09  Ahlia University, Bahrain
Financial Institutions –  Au.’09  Ahlia University, Bahrain
Macroeconomics –   Au.’09  Ahlia University, Bahrain
Portfolio Management Au.’09  Ahlia University, Bahrain
Principles of Investments –  Sp.’08   Prince Sultan University, Saudi Arabia (PSU)
Microeconomics –   Sp.’08   Prince Sultan University, Saudi Arabia (PSU)
Topics in Finance (MBA) Sp.’08  Prince Sultan University, Saudi Arabia (PSU)
Principles of Investments –  Au.’08   Prince Sultan University, Saudi Arabia (PSU)
Financial Derivatives –   Au.’08   Prince Sultan University, Saudi Arabia (PSU)
Managerial Economics (MBA) Au.’08  Prince Sultan University, Saudi Arabia (PSU)
Financial Institutions   Su. ’08   International Banking Institute (IBI), Sofia, Bulgaria
Macroeconomics –   Sp.’08   American University in Bulgaria (AUBG)
Investment Analysis –   Sp.’08   American University in Bulgaria (AUBG)
Advanced International Finance Au.’07   American University in Bulgaria (AUBG)
Financial Instruments   Au.’08   International Banking Institute (IBI), Sofia, Bulgaria
Financial Markets   Au.’08   International Banking Institute (IBI), Sofia, Bulgaria
Growth & Business Cycles –  Sp.’07   American University in Bulgaria (AUBG)
Capital Markets –   Wi ’07,   International Banking Institute, Sofia
Money Markets –   Wi ’07,   International Banking Institute, Sofia
Macroeconomics –   Sp.’07   American University in Bulgaria (AUBG)
Public Finance –   Sp.’07   American University in Bulgaria (AUBG)
Money & Banking –   Au.’07   American University in Bulgaria (AUBG)
Money & Banking –   Au.’07   American University in Bulgaria (AUBG)
International Finance –   Au.’07   American University in Bulgaria (AUBG)
Econometrics –   Sp.’06,   American University in Bulgaria (AUBG)
International Finance –   Sp.’06   American University in Bulgaria (AUBG)
Macroeconomics –   Sp.’06   American University in Bulgaria (AUBG)
Macroeconomics –   Sp.’06   American University in Bulgaria (AUBG)
Macroeconomics –   Au.’05   American University in Bulgaria (AUBG)
Money & Banking –   Au.’05   American University in Bulgaria (AUBG)
Corporate Finance –   Sp.’05  New Bulgarian University, MBA Students
Investments –    Sp.’94  University for National and World Economy, Bulgaria
Corporate Finance –   Sp.’94  University for National and World Economy, Bulgaria
Introductory Macroeconomics –  Sp.’94  Sofia University, adjunct lecturer
Financial Economics –   Au’93, Sp.’94  Business High School, Sofia, Bulgaria
Introductory Macroeconomics –  Au’93, Sp.’94  Business High School, Sofia, Bulgaria
Introductory Microeconomics –  Au’93, Sp.’94  Business High School, Sofia, Bulgaria
Teaching Assistant (computer labs and grading)
Price Theory and Applications – Wi.’98   The Ohio State University
Introductory Econometrics –  Wi.’98  The Ohio State University
Applied Econometrics –  Au.’97  The Ohio State University
Management Science –  Au.’97   The Ohio State University
Computational Economics –  Au.’97   The Ohio State University
Time Series Econometrics –  Su.’97   The Ohio State University
Mathematical Economics –  Wi.’96   The Ohio State University
Game Theory –   Au.’96   The Ohio State University
Applied Econometrics –  Sp.’95   University of Limerick, Ireland

Corporate Training (2000-2004)
As an employee at Sterling Commerce, I have delivered numerous training courses:
Fundamentals of Databases
Fundamentals of Corporate Reporting
Application Design for Facilitating Reporting Purposes
Project Management
Business Process Management
Business Process Re-engineering

Educational Papers (1997)
Written to supplement a Ph.D. level workshop in Time Series Econometrics, Su.’97, with the objective of presenting and illustrating the use of technical concepts to beginning graduate students 

“A Primer on the Unit Circle”
“A Primer on Wald’s Decomposition”
“A Primer on Martingales”
“A Primer on Diffusions, Brownian Motion, and Wiener Processes”

Presentations at International Investment Conferences
2008 – Sweden, Stockholm Gold Conference, keynote speaker “Investment Analysis of Gold”
2008 – Finland, Precious Metals Investment Seminar, keynote speaker “Gold Performance in a Financial Crisis”

Policy Analysis – Center for Economic Development (2005)
As a researcher at the Center for Economic Development, Sofia, Bulgaria

Program & Research Director
Conference Presentation: Basic Principles of Fiscal Decentralization
Editor: The Bulgarian Economy: A Comprehensive Quarterly Report
Research: Fiscal Decentralization in Bulgaria
Research: Are Bulgaria’s Central Bank Monetary Restrictions Effective?
Research: Is Loose Monetary Policy Driving an Unsustainable Growth in Bulgaria?
Research: Is Loose Monetary Policy Fuelling a Real Estate Bubble in Bulgaria?

Research Associate Positions (1996-1999)
Dept. of Agricultural Engineering, The Ohio State University
Wi.’98 -Wi.’99, developed a Web site for the Agricultural Water Management Project
Sp.’98 – Su.’99, statistically analyzed (1) dairy manure flow, (2) weather conditions and wind patterns in the State of Ohio, (3) effects of weather and wind conditions on milk-cow productivity
Dept. of Agricultural Economics, The Ohio State University
Wi.’97 – Sp.’97, analyzed dairy futures using co-integration
Dept. of Economics, The Ohio State University
Su.’96, researched and performed efficient sampling and bootstrapping techniques
Sp.’96, developed a database and analyzed the distribution of 19th-century diseases in U.K.

Publications/Presentations
Thraen, Cameron S., and Krassimir Petrov, “Cheddar Cheese Co-integration Among Cash Futures Prices: The Evidence for a Long-term Equilibrium Relationship Revisited”, Proceedings of NC-134 Conference 1997, Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

Working Papers (1998-1999)
“A Measure of Welfare Change in Small and Mid-Scale Milk Producers Due to the Effective Reduction of Price Supports and Concomitant Price Uncertainty”
Thraen, C. S., and Krassimir Petrov, “The Effect of the Butter-Powder Tilt on Time Series Modeling of the U. S. Dairy Industry” (to be submitted to The American Journal of Agricultural Economics)
Petrov, Krassimir, and C. S. Thraen, “A BVAR Price Forecasting Model of the U. S. Industry” (to be submitted to The International Journal of Forecasting)
Petrov, Krassimir, and C. S. Thraen, “A Comparison of the Forecasting Performance of a BVAR and Neural Network Model: an application to the U. S. Dairy Industry”, (to be submitted to The International Journal of Forecasting)
Stowell, R., Krassimir Petrov, and N. St. Pierre, “Performance of Environmental Measures in Predicting Summer-time Milk Production” (to be submitted to Journal of Dairy Science)
Stowell, R., Krassimir Petrov, and N. St. Pierre, “Breed Influence on the Predicting Capability of Environmental Measures for Summer-time Milk Production” (to be submitted to Journal of Dairy Science)
Stowell, R., and Krassimir Petrov, “Wind in Ohio: Effects of Thermal Energy Measures on Wind Speed” (to be submitted to Ohio Journal of Science)
Petrov, Krassimir and R. Stowell, “Wind in Ohio: Effects of Thermal Energy Measures on Wind Direction” (to be submitted to Ohio Journal of Science)
Stowell, R. and Krassimir Petrov, “Wind in Ohio: Spatial Distribution of Wind Speed and Direction” (to be submitted to Ohio Journal of Science)
Petrov, Krassimir and R. Stowell, “Log-normal Nature of the Wind Speed Distribution” (to be decided)
Stowell, R., K. Staib, and Krassimir Petrov, “Scheduling Factors Affecting On-time Performance of Post-frame Construction” (to be submitted to The American Journal of Agricultural Engineering)

Research Interests and Fields
Monetary Policy and History
International Economics
Macroeconomics
Austrian Economics
Business Cycles
Financial Economics
Risk Management
Financial Derivatives
Commodity/Metals Markets
Energy Markets
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High-Tech Corporate Experience (2000-2004)
SBC Communications (NYSE: SBC), Sterling Commerce Division, Columbus, OH
SoftwareDeveloper
Developed & Maintained 6 Visual Basic database-driven applications using MS Office Automation
Generated numerous reports on the utilization of various IT applications
Datawarehouse Developer
Designed datawarehouse architecture – database, tables, fields, normalization and relationships
Used various data import/export tools
Developed import maps for daily imports using Informatica Server from a multitute of data sources
Administered datawarehouse databases – security and login, table creation and updates, etc.
Administered data analysis tools, such as Cognos Server and Crystal Reports Web Server
Developed over 50 reports in Crystal Reports
Developed data-mining models, known as data cubes, for data analysis and executive decision-making
Utilized various data-cleansing tools, such as FirstLogic, for data cleanup
Provided various analyses of corporate customer and sales data for decisions on pricing and sales commissions
Report Developer/Analyst
Created over 100 reports, primarily using Crystal Reports, within a 6 month period
Merged data from disparate databases, known as database integration, to provide underlying data for various reports
Application Developer
Developed and maintained 6 database-driven applications in ColdFusion
Administered the development, QC, and production ColdFusion servers
Administered the database environment for all applications
Developed numerous Crystal Reports and provided data analysis for the applications’ data
Utilized various data cleansing techniques
Systems Analyst
Provided specifications and system requirements for the corporate  Customer Relationship Management (CRM, Vantive) System
Provided various reports and data analyses of the CRM with recommendations for commission incentive
schemes and territory slicing
Imported various customer data to integrate with the CRM
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Computer Skills
Statistical Packages – SAS, SPSS, MATLAB, RATS, GAUSS, TSP, SYSTAT, LimDep, Maple, Shazam, Lingo
Web Application Development – ASP, JSP, ColdFusion, FrontPage 98/2000
Data Warehousing Tools – Informatica
Data Mining Tools – Cognos
Office Applications – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access
Database Software and Languages – MS SQL Server, Sybase, Oracle, DB2, MS Access
Programming Languages – Fortran, Pascal, C/C++, Java 2.0, SQL, Visual Basic
Operating Systems – Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, UNIX/Linux
Graphic Design Software – Photoshop 5.0, GIMP (Linux)
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Fellowships and Honors
1998, AAEA Annual Meeting Fellowship
1996, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) Associateship
1995, European Union Fellowship
1994, USAID M.A. in Economics Fellowship, University of Delaware
1992, Sofia Business University – Honors Student, 1-year fellowship
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Education
Ph.D., 1999, Agricultural Economics, The Ohio State University
M. A.,  1995, European Integration, University of Limerick, Ireland
M. A.,  1994, Economics, University of Delaware
B.  A., 1993, Business Administration, Sofia Business University, Bulgaria
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Ph. D. Dissertation
“Analysis and Forecasting the U. S. Dairy Price Complex: An Application of Structural Bayesian Vector Autoregression Modeling”
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Foreign Languages
Fluent: English, Russian, and Bulgarian.
Working knowledge/Reading: German, Spanish, French
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References
Dr. Antony Newman, 781-935-2909
Dr. Neil Blue, 614-832-9047
Dr. Christo Pirinsky, 979-845-4894
Mark Edds, 614-226-4023