Atanas Pekanov has been an Economist at WIFO in the Research Group "Macroeconomics and Public Finance" 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 London.