Editor in Chief

Assoc. Prof. Atanas Atanasov, PhD
President of the National Statistical Institute

Assoc. Prof. Atanas Atanasov, PhD is the President of the National Statistical Institute (NSI) from July 2022.

In 2015 he defended his PhD thesis on ‘Econometric methods for seasonal adjustment of statistical time series’, field of study ‘Statistics and Demography’ – Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Economic Research Institute. He graduated with full honours with a Master’s degree in Statistics and Econometrics – University of National and World Economy (UNWE) – Sofia.

Further qualification

2014 – Management of projects financed by EU programmes – UNWE, Sofia

2014 – Preparation of proposals for research projects – UNWE, Sofia

2004 – Designing and implementing OLAP solutions via MICROSOFT SQL SERVER – Microsoft

2004 – Data bases management via MICROSOFT SQL SERVER 2000 – Microsoft

Language skills

Fluent in English, has a command of German and Russian

He has extensive academic experience: since November 2018 he has been Associate Professor at the ‘Statistics and Econometrics’ Department at the UNWE – Sofia, from March 2001 to October 2018 he was Chief Assistant/Assistant Professor at the ‘Statistics and Econometrics’ Department at the UNWE – Sofia.

He has many years of experience in the private sector: from December 2012 to June 2022 he was Managing Partner at ‘Econometrica’ LTD, and from January 2006 to June 2022 – Managing Partner at ‘Microstat Analytics’ LTD.

Participation in projects

Leader and expert in over 130 projects in the field of statistics. He has consulted for numerous international and national institutions, including the World Bank, the Administration of the Council of Ministers, the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Economy, the National Social Security Institute, the Court of Auditors, consultant to banks and other institutions.

Scientific publications

Author of 60 scientific publications in the field of statistics, including 16 textbooks and monographs, 15 articles in scientific journals and 29 papers in scientific conferences.

Membership in professional organisations

• World Econometric Society (Member of the Econometric Society)

• European Network for Business and Industrial Statistics (ENBIS)