Atanas Pekanov has been a research staff member at WIFO in the Research Group "Macroeconomics and European Economic Policy"
since 2017 with focus on financial markets and financial regulation, monetary and fiscal policy in the European Monetary Union.
He is a lecturer and a PhD candidate at the Vienna University of Economics and Business. Since 2018 he is a member of the
Council for Social and Economic Development to the President of the Republic of Bulgaria with focus on macroeconomic policy.
He has previously worked at the European Central Bank and was a fellow at the Institute for New Economic Thinking and a scholar
of the Bulgarian National Bank. He has studied at the Vienna University of Economics and Business and at University College