Paskal Zhelev, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of International Economic Relations at the University of National and World Economy (UNWE) in Sofia, Bulgaria. He has extensive international teaching experience in international political economy, international economics, and global economy. His research interests are in the field of international trade, international competitiveness, industrial policy, foreign direct investment, and regional economic integration.

Dr. Zhelev served as Secretary-General for International Cooperation at the UNWE-Sofia (2016-2019). In 2019 he took part in the Top Management Program of the Ministry of Education and Science of Republic of Kazakhstan and was Vice-Rector for International Affairs and Internationalization at the Korkyt Ata Kyzylorda State University. Currently, he is Vice-Dean for Quality Assurance and International Cooperation of the Faculty of International Economics and Politics at the UNWE-Sofia. Dr. Zhelev is a member of the Governing Board of the Union of Economists in Bulgaria and the Management Committee of the Association of Economic Universities of South and Eastern Europe and the Black Sea Region (ASECU).

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