Challenges of Contemporary Economics

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First Name: Rossitsa
Second name: Rangelova
Academic title: Doctor of Economic Sciences (D.Sc.)

Place of employment: Department of International Economics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Position: Professor


2008 - Doctor of Economic Sciences, subject Statistics and Applied Econometrics, Institute of Economics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

1977-1980 - PhD degree, subject Statistics and Applied Econometrics, Institute of Economics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

1972-1976 - MSc., Economist (subject Statistics), Higher Institute of Economics of the name of Karl Marx - Sofia

Research interests:
  • Measuring economic growth (growth accounting)- economic theories and application
  • Economic development of Bulgaria in comparative international perspective, including economic performance, structural changes, fiscal policy
  • Employment and social policy, including ageing population, health care issues, pension issues
  • Migration from Bulgaria and other Central and Eastern European countries - economic consequences

Publications (most important/popular):
  • Rangelova, R. (2009), The Changing Determinants of the Economic Growth: Theoretical Background and Specificity of the Empiric Analysis. Economic Studies. Series of the Institute of Economics, BAS , 2009, Year XVIII, № 2, 3-32.
  • Rangelova, R. (2009), Labour Migration from East to West in the Context of European Union Integration. South-East Europe Review for Labour and Social Affairs. SEER Quarterly of the Hans Boeckler Stiftung, Vol. 12, No 1, 33-56.
  • Rangelova, R. (2008), Convergence in the Neo-classical Model of Economic Growth. Economic Thought. Institute of Economics at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Year XXIII, 3-20.
  • Rangelova R. (2007), Different Methodologies for National Income Accounting in Central аnd Eastern European Countries, 1950-1990. Bulgarian National Bank, Discussion Paper №. 62, 48 р.
  • Rangelova R. and G. Sariiski (2007), Development of Long-term Scenarios for Health Care Expenditure in Bulgaria. Economic Thought. Institute of Economics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Year XXII, 47-66.
  • Rangelova, R. (2006), Bulgaria in Europe: Economic Growth during the 20th Century. Publishing House of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences "Prof. Marin Drinov", Sofia, 190 р.
  • Rangelova, R. (2002), Bio-Demographic Change and Socio-economic Trends in Bulgaria. Economics and Human Biology (journal), Еlsevier Science, Vol. 31, Issue 3, 413-428.
  • Rangelova, R. (2000), Bulgaria's National Income and Economic Growth, 1913-45. The Review of Income and Wealth, Series 46, № 2, June 2000, 231-248.
  • Bartlett, W. and R. Rangelova (1997), Nature and Role of Small Firms in Bulgaria. In: "The Bulgarian Economy: Lessons from Reform During Early Transition", ed. by D. C. Jones and J. Miller. Ashgate, 231-248.
  • Rangelova, R. (1995), Divergent and Convergent Processes in Integrating Europe: Where Are the Balkans? In: "Integration and Disintegration in European Economics", ed. by B. Dallago and G. Pegoretti. Dartmounth, 163-180.