Ilian Mihov (born 1966, Samokov, Bulgaria) (Bulgarian: Илиян Михов) is a Bulgarian economist and the Dean and the Rausing Chaired Professor of Economic and Business Transformation at INSEAD.[1][2][3][4]

Ilian Mihov
Born1966 (age 53–54)
Alma materUniversity of South Carolina's Moore School of Business
Princeton University
Known forDean of INSEAD

Early lifeEdit

Mihov was born in 1966 in Samokov, Bulgaria. He graduated from the University of South Carolina's Moore School of Business and he earned a PhD in economics from Princeton University, where his thesis supervisor was Ben Bernanke.[5] He joined INSEAD in 1996 and has served as its Dean INSEAD as of 2013.[6]


Mihov has published research in macroeconomic questions, especially regarding monetary policy, fiscal policy, and economic growth.[7] He is a fellow of the Center for Economic Policy Research.[6]

In 2010, after serving as an economic adviser to the Bulgarian Government, he was appointed by Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov to be Bulgaria's Deputy Prime Minister in charge of Bulgaria's efforts to join the Eurozone and of coordinating EU funding,[8] but never took up the position.[citation needed] He has been a member of the Scientific Committee of the Banque de France's Research Foundation, the Advisory Board of the Bulgarian National Bank, and the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council.[9]

In 2018, Mihov was recognized as a HeForShe Leader by the UN Women Singapore Committee.[citation needed]

Personal lifeEdit

Mihov currently resides in Singapore.[10]


  1. ^ "People on the Move". Graduate Management Admission Council.
  2. ^ "Ilian Mihov - INSEAD".
  3. ^ "Ilian Mihov | vox".
  4. ^ "Ilian Mihov | IDEAS/RePEc".
  5. ^ "Insead dean: my mentor Ben Bernanke". Financial Times. January 26, 2014.
  6. ^ a b "Ilian Mihov - Faculty Profile". INSEAD. September 17, 2015.
  7. ^ "Faculty". INSEAD. May 19, 2015.
  8. ^ "Kapital Quarterly".
  9. ^ "Global Future Councils". World Economic Forum.
  10. ^ Bradshaw, Della (2013-10-01). "Insead appoints Ilian Mihov as dean in Singapore". Financial Times. Retrieved 2019-11-23.