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Dr. Ivan Tchinkov, Ph.D.

Senior Lecturer, Economics
Undergraduate Program Director (UPD)

Biography    Teaching    Research    Conferences    Service    Awards    Software   


Dr. Ivan Tchinkov, Ph.D.
Office: S-H 1155-17 
Henry F. Hall Building,
1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W.
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 3907
Email: ivan.tchinkov@concordia.ca

Education

M.Sc. Data Mining for Business Intelligence Microprogram 2020 (HEC Montréal)
Ph.D. Economics 2011 (Simon Fraser University)
M.A. Economics - Finance 2003 (Simon Fraser University)
B.A. Economics and Business Admin. 2001 (American University in Bulgaria)


Employment

2012 - present        Senior Lecturer, Concordia University, Canada
2006 - 2012            Lecturer, Concordia University, Canada
2005 - 2006            Sessional Instructor, Simon Fraser University, Canada


Teaching

  • Introductory Microeconomics
  • Introductory Macroeconomics            
  • Intermediate Microeconomics
  • Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • Money and Banking
  • International Trade
  • International Finance
  • Economic Development
  • Industrial Organisation
  • Statistical Methods II
  • Economic Data Analysis
  • International Econ. Policy and Institutions
  • International Monetary Economics (graduate)


Research

Fields

International Finance, International Trade and Development

Interests

Endogeneity of Optimum Currency Area criteria, the introduction of the Euro in new member states

Papers

  • "Has the Euro Increased Trade? A Robust Analysis"
  • "Does Trade Cause Growth? Evidence from Europe"            
  • "The Effect of the Euro on Price Flexibility"
  • “Does Trade Integration Lead to Business Cycle Convergence?”


Conferences

2019        The Tokyo Conference on Econ. of Institutions and Organizations, Tokyo, Japan
2017        XX Applied Economics Meetings, Valencia, Spain
2016        EuroConference 2016, Porto, Portugal
2015        Empirical Microeconomics Workshop, Banff, Canada 
2009        ASSA Annual Meeting, San Francisco, USA
2008        Spring Meeting of Young Economists, Lille, France
2008        42nd Annual Meeting of the Canadian Economics Association, Vancouver, Canada
2008        Small Open Economies in a Globalized World, Waterloo, Canada 
2007        Business Cycles, International Transmission and Macro Policies, Montreal, Canada
2006        20th Canadian Macroeconomics Study Group, Vancouver, Canada
2005        22nd Canadian Econometrics Study Group, Vancouver, Canada
2005        19th Canadian Macroeconomics Study Group, Vancouver, Canada 


Service

  • Undergraduate Program Director (Jul. 2020 - present)
  • Acting Department Chair (Feb. 2017)
  • Acting Undergraduate Program Director (2016-17)
  • Academic advisor (2009 - present)
  • Journal referee - The Economics of Transition (2003)
  • Graduate student supervisor (2007, 2010)
  • Course coordinator (2009-19)
  • Undergraduate Program Committee (2009 - present)
  • Full-time (ETA/LTA) Hiring Committee (2019-present)
  • Part-Time Hiring Committee (2016-19)
  • Safety and Security Committee (2016-17)


Awards

  • Outstanding Teaching Award (2003-04, 2005-06)
  • President's Ph.D. Research Stipend (2006)
  • Graduate Fellowship Award (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007)
  • B.A. conferred with Honours, Cum Laude (2001)
  • Dean's List of Academic Excellence (2000)
  • Open Society Scholarship (1998-99, 1999-2000)
  • Elaine Herndon Scholarship (1997-98)


Software

  • SAS (programmer certification), R/RStudio, Stata, EViews, SPSS
  • Latex (Lyx), Adobe Connect, Lyryx, Moodle

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