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Silvia Trifonova



Assoc. Prof. Dr. Silvia Trifonova is a lecturer at the Department of Finance of the University of National and World Economy (UNWE), Sofia. She has a wide experience in teaching, scientific research and practice in the field of finance.

As a university professor, Dr. Silvia Trifonova teaches the academic subjects “International Finance”, “International Financial Organizations”, “Banking”, “Monetary Theory and Monetary Policy”, “Bank Risk Management”, “European Monetary and Financial Integration” and other. She has lectured in “Corporate Finance”, “Stock Exchanges”, “Bank Management”, “Public Finance” and other. She has been participated in academic courses of Sofia Higher School of Insurance and Finance (HSIF), Sofia New Bulgarian University (NBU), and other academic institutions.  

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Silvia Trifonova is a National Contact Point for the EU Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) for research and technological development (2007-2013), Specific Programme “Capacities”, Sub-division “Science in Society”. She is a Vice-Dean on International Cooperation of the Finance and Accounting Faculty of UNWE. She also is director and coordinator of the Joint Master’s Degree Programme of “European Business and Finance”, established between the Nottingham Trent University (NTU), United Kingdom and the UNWE, Sofia. The Programme was launched in the 2007/2008 academic year and the education is carried out entirely in English.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Silvia Trifonova has specialized as post-doctoral researcher and guest scientist in a number of leading foreign universities and research institutes, such as the University “Ecole Polytechnique”, Paris, France (1996), University of Athens, Athens, Greece (1998), University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom (2000), Kiel Institute for World Economics, Kiel, Germany (2006) and so on. She has also visited the State University - Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia (2007), Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, United Kingdom (2006), Yeditepe University, Istanbul, Turkey (2002), University of Nish, Nish, Serbia (2008), University of Economics, Prague, Czech Republic (2008), and other.

She has been a scholar of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Bulgaria, British Council in Bulgaria, Sofia, “Open Society” Foundation, Sofia, “Ecole Polytechnique” Foundation, Paris, France, “Atanas Burov” Foundation, Sofia and other. In 2001 she was nominated by “EVRIKA” Foundation for significant achievements in the fields of science for her Ph.D. thesis on “Currency board arrangement – situation and perspectives”.

She actively participates in a number of international and national scientific research projects as well as in practical ones. She is a coordinator of scientific research projects on the problems of central banking, monetary policy, balance of payments, international finance, etc.

She is a member of the Bulgarian Macroeconomic Association (BMA), Sofia, Bulgarian Association of University Women (BAUW), Sofia, International Association of University Women, Switzerland, Burov Scholars Club, as well as in working groups, committees and commissions.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Silvia Trifonova has a wide practical experience in the financial sector. She has worked at the Sofia Stock Exchange as an expert in the field of money and capital markets, Sofia (1994-1995), in the Caisse des Dеpots et Consignations, Department of economic and financial research, Paris, France (1996), in the Bulgarian National Bank (BNB), Banking Policy Directorate, “Payment Systems Oversight” Division (2003), Sofia, in “Puzzle Consulting” LTD, Sofia, and other. She takes part in developing investment projects, business and financial plans, marketing and strategic plans, company’s analysis and profile, and provides consulting services in the field.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Silvia Trifonova has a number of scientific publications. She is the author of the following textbooks “Monetary Theory, Monetary Policy, European Monetary Integration” (2006), “Currency Board, Banking System and Financial Development” (2002), “Money and Banks” (2003), “Laureates of Nobel Prize for Economics (1969-2002)” (2004 г.), “Financial Analysis of the Firm”, 1st  and 2nd  part, (2001), “Corporate Finance” (1999). She has also published a lot of scientific articles and studies.

She has been participated in more than 60 scientific conferences in Bulgaria and abroad, presenting scientific papers on the problems of International Finance, Banking and Bank Management, Monetary Economics, Financial Markets, Risk Management, European Community, Public Finance, and other.