I earned my Ph.D. degree in Economics from Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. Before that, I obtained an M.A. degree in Economics from Central European University, studying in the United Kingdom and Hungary for two years. I received my undergraduate degree in Economics from Sofia University, Bulgaria, spending one semester at Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille, France, in a TEMPUS program, sponsored by the European Union.
I joined the faculty of the College of Business at Governors State University in 2011. Previously, I was teaching Economics at California State University, Fullerton. I have also worked as a consultant on various projects at the World Bank in Washington, D.C.
I am an Economist with primary research and teaching interests in International Trade and Finance, Industrial Organization and Economic Development. My research focuses on the impact of quality of institutions and legal systems in different countries on their international trade patterns, outsourcing, foreign direct investment, location of firms, and currently – their investment in renewable energy.
I have published in journals such as: The Journal of Developing Areas, Journal of Finance and Economics, International Economic Journal, The International Trade Journal, Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, Journal of Economic Development, and in World Bank Publications.
My favorite aspect of teaching at GSU is being part of all the new developments taking place in this University, and in the College of Business (AACSB accreditation), together with the great potential for innovation and growth.
One of the most rewarding experiences of my position is the opportunity to be involved in the development of the new B.A. program in Economics. I regularly teach the following courses:
- Research Methods in Economics - ECON 4900 (Capstone)
- International Economics - ECON 3099
- Managerial Economics - ECON 3404
- Principles of Macroeconomics - ECON 2302
- Foundations of Economics - ECON 6100 (MBA/graduate)
Working at GSU allows me the opportunity to provide valuable service to the University and larger community. I have enjoyed serving on many committees within the College of Business (Strategic Management Committee, Assessment of Learning Committee, College Curriculum Committee, Economics Faculty Recruitment Committee, etc.) and the University (General Education Council, Faculty Senate, Graduate Council, etc.) focused on enhancing student learning experiences and faculty development. I am also involved in several professional organizations and journals.
Curriculum Vitae: Dr. Mengova