Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Programs
Department of Economics


Brief Biography

Damyana Bakardzhieva is currently director of graduate programs and associate professor of economics at The American University of Cairo (AUC), Egypt. Her most recent position combines the academic responsibilities of associate professor of economics and sustainable development, and the service duties of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) campus advisor at the International University of Monaco. In the past, she has held teaching positions at George Washington University and American University (Washington, DC), the University of Maryland (College Park, MD), the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis (France), and Sofia University (Bulgaria). She is the author of a book on the Banking sector and economic growth in transition economies and of numerous scientific articles on international trade and finance topics, and on macroeconomic policies in developing countries. She speaks English, French, Spanish, Bulgarian, Russian, and Arabic.

      • Dual PhD in Macroeconomics and Economic Policies from the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis, France, and Sofia University, Bulgaria
      • Master of Science in Economics, Sofia University, Bulgaria
      • Journalism minor, Sofia University, Bulgaria
    Research Interest
    • International Trade and Finance
    • Banking Reforms and Economic Growth
    • Middle Eastern Economies
    • Central European Transition Economies
    • Sustainable Development