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Research interests

Expectations and learning in dynamic macroeconomic models and applied econometrics. Labour economics.


Atanas Christev received a PhD in economics from Kansas State University in 2003. He is currently Lecturer in Economics at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK (since 2002). His research mainly focuses on expectations, learning and rationality in macroeconomics, and time-series econometrics.  In addition, he has worked on  models of firm adjustment in transition, including dynamic labour demand, asymmetric adjustment costs, employment and wage mobility; unemployment dynamics, and dynamic monopsony models.

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Cost Function Mathematics
Substitution Mathematics
Elasticity Mathematics
Curvature Mathematics
Partial Mathematics
Hessian matrix Mathematics
Monetary policy Business & Economics
Key words Business & Economics

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Research Output 2000 2017

  • 7 Article
  • 1 Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Transparency Matters

Christev, A. & Esanov, A., Nov 2017, The Economics of Natural Resources in Latin America: Taxation and Regulation of the Extractive Industries. Manzano, O. E., Navajas, F. & Powell, A. (eds.). Routledge, p. 201-234

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Foreign direct investment
Extractive industries

Money and inflation: Is monetary policy useful?

Christev, A. & Kang, Y., Sep 2015, In : Manchester School. 83, S1, p. 30-50 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Monetary policy regimes
Monetary policy
Money growth
Regime shift

Learnability of e-stable equilibria

Christev, A. & Slobodyan, S., Jul 2014, In : Macroeconomic Dynamics. 18, 5, p. 959-984 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Least squares
Rational expectations equilibrium
Learning algorithm

EMU, EU, Market Integration and Consumption Smoothing

Christev, A. & Melitz, J., 19 Feb 2013, In : Open Economies Review.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Consumption smoothing
Market integration
Currency union

A note on Allen-Uzawa partial elasticities of substitution: The case of the translog cost function

Christev, A. & Featherstone, A. M., 2009, In : Applied Economics Letters. 16, 11, p. 1165-1169 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cost Function