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Alexander Popov

Research

Division

Financial Research

Current Position

Senior Team Lead - Economist

Fields of interest

Financial Economics, Economic Growth, International Economics

Email

alexander.popov@ecb.europa.eu

Biography

Other current responsibilities
2015-

Principal Economist in the Financial Research Division

2013-2015

Senior Economist in the Financial Research Division

2007-2013

Economist in the Financial Research Division

Education
2002-2007

PhD in Economics, University of Chicago

2000-2002

MPP in Public Policy, University of Chicago

1994-1999

MA in Slavic Studies, University of Sofia

Professional experience
2019-

Associate Editor at the Journal of Banking & Finance

2019-

Associate Editor at the Journal of Financial Stability

2019-2020

Panel member at Economic Policy

Awards
2016

Pagano-Zechner Prize for Best Paper published in the Review of Finance

2014

4th Emerging Markets Finance Conference “Best paper”

2011

BankScope Prize for the best paper in banking at the 22nd Australasian Finance and Banking Conference

Teaching experience
2014

Lecturer in Corporate Finance, Tilburg University

2007

Lecturer in Econometrics, University of Chicago College

ECB publications
20 February 2020
27 November 2019
26 September 2019
10 December 2018
14 November 2018
24 September 2018
3 July 2018
10 May 2018
Economic Bulletin Issue ,
27 April 2018
11 January 2018
6 December 2017
12 July 2017
13 July 2016
25 May 2016
20 April 2016
7 July 2015
26 June 2015
26 June 2015
6 November 2013
24 September 2013
10 May 2013
5 November 2012
3 February 2012
22 August 2011
21 October 2010
1 October 2010
4 June 2010
3 December 2009
6 August 2009
17 June 2009
External publications
2021
Review of Financial Studies
Political Cycles in Bank Lending to the Government
  • M. Koetter
  • A. Popov
2020
Journal of Money, Credit and Banking
Discussion of Saka
  • A. Popov
2020
Journal of Banking & Finance
Debt Overhang, Global Growth Opportunities, and Investment
  • F. Barbiero
  • A. Popov
  • M. Wolski
2019
IMF Economic Review
On the Link between the Volatility and Skewness of Growth
  • G. Bekaert
  • A. Popov
2019
American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics
The Invisible Hand of the Government: Moral Suasion during the European Sovereign Debt Crisis
  • S. Ongena
  • A. Popov
  • N. van Horen
2019
European Economic Review
Credit Market Competition and the Gender Gap in Labor Force Participation: Evidence from Local Labor Markets
  • A. Popov
  • S. Zaharia
2019
Journal of Money, Credit and Banking
Do SMEs Benefit from Unconventional Monetary Policy and How? Microevidence from the Eurozone
  • A. Ferrando. A. Popov
  • G. Udell
2018
Journal of Financial Intermediation
Do Credit Shocks Affect Labor Demand? Evidence for Employment and Wages during the Financial Crisis
  • A. Popov
  • J. Rocholl
2017
Journal of Money, Credit and Banking
Waking Up from the American Dream: On the Experience of Young Americans during the Housing Boom of the 2000s
  • L. Laeven. S. Ongena
2017
Journal of Banking & Finance
Sovereign stress and SMEs’ access to finance: Evidence from the ECB's SAFE survey
  • A. Ferrando
  • A. Popov
  • G. Udell
2016
Journal of Money, Credit and Banking
Gender Bias and Credit Access
  • S. Ongena
  • A. Popov
2016
American Economic Review
A Lost Generation? Education Decisions and Employment Outcomes during the US Housing Boom-Bust Cycle of the 2000s
  • L. Laeven. A. Popov
2016
International Journal of Central Banking
Monetary Policy, Bank Capital, and Credit Supply: A Role for Discouraged and Informally Rejected Firms
  • A. Popov
2015
Journal of International Economics
Financial Development, Sectoral Reallocation, and Volatility: International Evidence
  • S. Manganelli
  • A. Popov
2015
Review of Financial Studies
House Prices, Home Equity Borrowing, and Entrepreneurship
  • S. Corradin
  • A. Popov
2015
Review of Finance
Exporting Sovereign Stress: Evidence from Syndicated Bank Lending During the Euro Area Sovereign Debt Crisis
  • A. Popov
  • N. van Horen
2014
Journal of Financial Intermediation
Credit Constraints and Investment in Human Capital: Training Evidence from Emerging Markets
  • A. Popov
2014
Journal of Development Economics
Credit Constraints, Equity Market Liberalization, and Growth Rate Asymmetry
  • A. Popov
2014
Review of Finance
Venture Capital and Industry Structure: Evidence from Local U.S. Markets
  • A. Popov
2013
Journal of Financial Economics
'When the Cat's Away the Mice Will Play': Does Regulation At Home Affect Bank Risk Taking Abroad?
  • S. Ongena
  • A. Popov
  • G. Udell
2013
Economics Letters
Financial Dependence, Global Growth Opportunities, and Growth Revisted
  • S. Manganelli
  • A. Popov
2013
Journal of Banking & Finance
Venture Capital and New Business Creation
  • A. Popov
  • P. Roosenboom
2012
Journal of International Economics
Cross-Border Banking, Credit Access, and the Financial Crisis
  • A. Popov
  • G. Udell
2012
Economic Policy
Venture Capital and Patented Innovation: Evidence from Europe
  • A. Popov
  • P. Roosenboom
2011
Economic Policy
Who Needs Credit and Who Gets Credit in Eastern Europe?
  • M. Brown
  • S. Ongena
  • A. Popov
  • P. Yesin
2011
Journal of Banking & Finance
Interbank Market Integration, Loan Rates, and Firm Leverage
  • A. Popov
  • S. Ongena
2009
World Bank Publications, World Bank
Does Private Sector Participation Improve Performance in Electricity and Water Distribution?
  • K. Gassner
  • A. Popov
  • N. Pushak
2018
Handbook of Finance and Development
Evidence on Finance and Economic Growth
  • A. Popov
2018
Finance and Investment: The European Case
Misallocation of Investment in Europe: The Role of Debt Overhang and Credit Market Distress
  • F. Barbiero
  • A. Popov
  • M. Wolski
2017
The Future of Large Internationally Active Banks
Banks’ Love Story with Sovereign Debt: Causes, Consequences, and Policy
  • A. Popov
2013
Financial Innovation: Too Much or Too Little?
Financial Markets: Productivity, Procyclicality, and Policy
  • A. Popov
  • F. Smets
2013
The Role of Central Banks in Financial Stability
Output Growth Variability: The Role of Financial Markets
  • A. Popov