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Popov, Alexander

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

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
Teaching experience
  • 2014
    Lecturer in Corporate Finance, Tilburg University
  • 2007
    Lecturer in Econometrics, University of Chicago College
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

ECB Working Paper Series

2020
2019
2018
2017
2016
2015
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009

ECB Economic Bulletin Article

ECB Research bulletin

Journal publications

2021
M. Koetter, A. Popov
Political Cycles in Bank Lending to the Government
Review of Financial Studies, Forthcoming
2020
A. Popov
Discussion of Saka
Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Vol. 52(S1), pp. 307-311
F. Barbiero, A. Popov, M. Wolski
Debt Overhang, Global Growth Opportunities, and Investment
Journal of Banking & Finance, Vol. 120(C)
2019
G. Bekaert, A. Popov
On the Link between the Volatility and Skewness of Growth
IMF Economic Review, Vol. 67(4), pp. 746-790
S. Ongena, A. Popov, N. van Horen
The Invisible Hand of the Government: Moral Suasion during the European Sovereign Debt Crisis
American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, Vol. 11(4), pp. 346-379
A. Ferrando. A. Popov, G. Udell
Do SMEs Benefit from Unconventional Monetary Policy and How? Microevidence from the Eurozone
Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Vol. 51, pp. 895-928
2018
A. Popov, J. Rocholl
Do Credit Shocks Affect Labor Demand? Evidence for Employment and Wages during the Financial Crisis
Journal of Financial Intermediation, Vol. 36(C), pp. 16-27
2017
L. Laeven. S. Ongena
Waking Up from the American Dream: On the Experience of Young Americans during the Housing Boom of the 2000s
Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Vol. 49(5), pp. 861-895
A. Ferrando, A. Popov, G. Udell
Sovereign stress and SMEs’ access to finance: Evidence from the ECB's SAFE survey
Journal of Banking & Finance, Vol. 81(C), pp. 65-80
2016
S. Ongena, A. Popov
Gender Bias and Credit Access
Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Vol. 48(8), pp. 1691-1724
A. Popov
Monetary Policy, Bank Capital, and Credit Supply: A Role for Discouraged and Informally Rejected Firms
International Journal of Central Banking, Vol. 12(1), pp. 95-141
2015
S. Manganelli, A. Popov
Financial Development, Sectoral Reallocation, and Volatility: International Evidence
Journal of International Economics, Vol. 96(2), pp. 323-337
S. Corradin, A. Popov
House Prices, Home Equity Borrowing, and Entrepreneurship
Review of Financial Studies, Vol. 28(8), pp. 2399-2428
2014
A. Popov
Credit Constraints and Investment in Human Capital: Training Evidence from Emerging Markets
Journal of Financial Intermediation, Vol. 23(1), pp. 76-100
A. Popov
Credit Constraints, Equity Market Liberalization, and Growth Rate Asymmetry
Journal of Development Economics, Vol. 107(1), pp. 202-214
A. Popov
Venture Capital and Industry Structure: Evidence from Local U.S. Markets
Review of Finance, Vol. 18(3), pp. 1059-1096
2013
S. Ongena, A. Popov, G. Udell
'When the Cat's Away the Mice Will Play': Does Regulation At Home Affect Bank Risk Taking Abroad?
Journal of Financial Economics, Vol. 108(3), pp. 727-750
S. Manganelli, A. Popov
Financial Dependence, Global Growth Opportunities, and Growth Revisted
Economics Letters, Vol. 120(1), pp. 123-135
A. Popov, P. Roosenboom
Venture Capital and New Business Creation
Journal of Banking & Finance, Vol. 37(12), pp. 4695-4710
2012
A. Popov, G. Udell
Cross-Border Banking, Credit Access, and the Financial Crisis
Journal of International Economics, Vol. 87(1), pp. 147-161
A. Popov, P. Roosenboom
Venture Capital and Patented Innovation: Evidence from Europe
Economic Policy, Vol. 28(71), pp. 447-482
2011
M. Brown, S. Ongena, A. Popov, P. Yesin
Who Needs Credit and Who Gets Credit in Eastern Europe?
Economic Policy, Vol. 26(65), pp. 93-130
A. Popov, S. Ongena
Interbank Market Integration, Loan Rates, and Firm Leverage
Journal of Banking & Finance, Vol. 35(3), pp. 544-560

Other publications

2009
K. Gassner, A. Popov, N. Pushak
Does Private Sector Participation Improve Performance in Electricity and Water Distribution?
World Bank Publications, World Bank
2018
A. Popov
Evidence on Finance and Economic Growth
Handbook of Finance and Development
F. Barbiero, A. Popov, M. Wolski
Misallocation of Investment in Europe: The Role of Debt Overhang and Credit Market Distress
Finance and Investment: The European Case
2017
A. Popov
Banks’ Love Story with Sovereign Debt: Causes, Consequences, and Policy
The Future of Large Internationally Active Banks
2013
A. Popov, F. Smets
Financial Markets: Productivity, Procyclicality, and Policy
Financial Innovation: Too Much or Too Little?
A. Popov
Output Growth Variability: The Role of Financial Markets
The Role of Central Banks in Financial Stability