Ralitsa Simeonova-Ganeva

Ralitsa Simeonova-Ganeva
Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski" · Faculty of Economics and Business Administration

PhD

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Introduction
Research areas: macroeconomics, labour economics, human capital, SMEs/entrepreneurship, economic history, etc. Current projects: macroeconomic forecasting, skills formation and skills mismatch, labour market forecasting, economics of disabilities, entrepreneurship under the communist regime, etc.
Additional affiliations
May 2011 - present
Sigma Hat
Position
  • Managing Partner
Description
  • Products: forecasts, stress testing and net impact assessment models, analytical reports, strategic documents --- Clients: Official institutions, consulting companies, marketing agencies, financial institutions
August 2008 - May 2009
American University in Bulgaria
Position
  • Adjunct Lecturer
Description
  • Econometrics, Time Series Analysis, Panel Data Econometrics, Microeconomics
June 2003 - December 2015
Data analysis and decision analytics
Position
  • Freelance consultant
Description
  • Senior expert / Team leader --- Tasks: survey methodology development, data analysis, behavioural and predictive modelling, forecasting, macro modelling, prescriptive analysis - project management and reporting – training and mentoring
Education
October 2012 - July 2014
Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski
Field of study
  • Strategic Management
January 2002 - April 2006
Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski"
Field of study
  • Economics/ Statistics
October 1997 - February 1999
Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski
Field of study
  • Statistics and Econometrics

Publications

Publications (143)
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This report was developed within the project "Preparing an Ex-post Assessment of the Contribution of the Active Labor Market Policy for the Dynamics of Selected Indicators Characterizing the Economic and Social Development of Bulgaria for the period 2000-2011" funded by Axis 6 of OP HRD by ESF by MLSP and implement-ed in the period 2014-2015. Activ...
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This study examines how digital technologies affect the international expansion of female‐led small and medium‐sized enterprises (SMEs). Digital technologies have the potential to democratize entrepreneurship by providing access to international market knowledge and facilitating interactions with customers and partners. Building on the original Pen...
Technical Report
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Моделът е изготвен по задание на Министерство на финансите на Република България. Основната задача на конструирания модел е да позволи оценяването на ефекти от проявлението на шокове върху ключови променливи на икономическата среда. Една част от тези ефекти касаят основни макроикономически агрегати и бюджетни показатели, а друга се отнася до изричн...
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In this paper we explore the long-term developments of consumer prices in Bulgaria for the period 1750-2020. The discussion draws on a component-based index of consumer prices constructed by the authors. We consider both nominal price-level time series and real prices of selected essentials (bread, meat, sugar, tobacco, alcohol, and construction go...
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The chapter explores the skill-formation processes in Bulgaria over four periods: two periods of the communist regime, the transition to markets and EU integration. For all of them, it reviews the sizable human capital imbalances faced by governments and their policy responses for the long term. The issues inherited from central planning regarding...
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This paper explores the effectiveness of youth employment measures in Bulgaria during the period 2000 – 2019. Firstly, the underlying factors affecting formulation and implementation of such policies are discussed including institutional context, macroeconomic environment, and labour market development. The policy response to the rising youth unemp...
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We evaluate a political market mechanism for allocating nuclear waste repositories to local communities. This mechanism consists of a local referendum and economic incentives offered to the local population. Using a randomized choice experiment, we find that the political market mechanism potentially solves the Not-In-My-Backyard problem of nuclear...
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The following research is the first attempt in the Bulgarian-language literature to quantify the drivers behind the internal migration of the population in Bulgaria after 1878, which according to some authors (Palairet, 1997) is of key importance for the established post-liberation economic and social model. So far, hypotheses concerning migration...
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Economic forecasting is always difficult and in turbulent periods becomes nearly impossible: Time-series are short and nonstationary while theoretical underpinning is limited. The brain, however, has mechanisms to deal with that kind of challenges, and neuroscience has uncovered some of them. Here we show how a neural circuit model for emotion gene...
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The objective of the presented evaluation report is to assess the effectiveness, efficiency and impact of measures co-funded by the ESF and YEI under the OP HRD 2014-2020 in Bulgaria. The relevant operations covered are Youth Employment, Active, Ready for Work, and Training and Employment for Young People. The data used include Employment Agency re...
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Методология за прогнозиране: Дългосрочното прогнозиране на пазара на труда в България води началото си от 2013–2014 г., когато беше разработен Прогностичен модел за пазара на труда в България. Моделът е в съответствие с добрите между-народни практики в областта. Включва мате-матически и статистически инструментариум, и е реализиран в специализирана...
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Тенденции в заетостта и основни фактори, оказващи влияние върху развитието на пазара на труда
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Обобщени резултати от средносрочните и дългосрочните прогнози за развитието на пазара на труда в България за периода 2018-2032 г.
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Обобщени резултати от прогнозите за заетостта в избрани ключови сектори за периода 2018-2032 г.
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В настоящата статия е направен преглед на методологичната рамка и иконометричните модели, които са използвани за оценка на въздействието на активната политика на пазара на труда (АППТ) на индивидуално ниво в България. Разгледаните оценки обхващат периода 2000-2017 г. и са проведени от различни академични или приложно-изследователски екипи за целите...
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The objective of the study is to determine a possible configuration of key work-related factors with respect to safety and health in the SMEs. Main research question is: By what mechanism do work time, work place, wellbeing and health affect accidents and incidents? A set of key work-related factors for accidents and incidents was identified based...
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Заетост на хората с увреждания в България Човешки капитал и хората с увреждания Публичните политики за включване на пазара на труда Нетни ефекти от политиката Основни въпроси пред формулирането на по-ефективни политики
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The variety of existing work schedules offers advantages and disadvantages for workers, as well as for their employers. While some flexibility in working hours is oriented to the needs of workers 1 (beyond the minimum standards required for the protection of the employed), another is focused on meeting the needs of businesses (in the literature con...
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English Version: https://www.eufunds.bg/images/SIBILA_2_methodological_frameworkand_technical_documentation_en.pdf
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Настоящият доклад е разработен в изпълнение на проект „Извършване на последваща оценка на приноса на активната политика на пазара на труда за изменение на избрани показатели, характеризи-ращи икономическото и социално развитие на страната за периода 2000–2011 г.“, финансиран по ос 6 на ОП РЧР със средства от ЕСФ от МТСП и реализиран в периода 2014–...
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Education and Labour Force in Bulgaria: 1944 -2004 /Вариант на доклада на български език/
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What is the human capital in Bulgaria today? Is it true that Bulgaria had well-developed human resources in the communist period, or is it just a myth? And to what extent the present problems of the human capital are due to the transition? These questions and many others regarding the real status of the human capital with which the country has ente...
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Agency of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises BARDA
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Family businesses constitute an important part of the economies in Central and Eastern Europe. However, there is a lack of understanding about differences between family and non-family businesses in this context. This study investigates differences in management practices between Bulgarian family and non-family SMEs. To detect real rather than samp...
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The current framework for forecasting labour demand and supply in Bulgaria is based on a modular approach. The different modules allow consideration of a variety of information, including exogenous parameters of the development as population dynamics and projected trajectories of output gap and capital in the economy, as well as endogenous calculat...
Technical Report
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Анализът на наличната специализация и квалификация на човешките ресурси в обосо-бените крайгранични области – Благоевград, Кърджали, Смолян и Хасково, е изготвен за целите и нуждите на Министерство на икономиката и енергетиката. Основната цел на анализа е да установи каква е наличната специализация и квалифи-кация на човешките ресурси в обособенит...
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Анализ на професиите и бизнес дейностите в обособените крайгранични области, както и възможностите за стартиране на нов бизнес, пазарни тенденции е изготвен за целите и нуждите на Министерство на икономиката и енергетиката. Основната му цел е да се оценят наличните специалисти по професии, както и кои икономически дейности се развиват в четирите об...
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Анализът на потребностите на МСП от специалисти и управленски кадри (количествени и качествени) в обособените крайгранични области – Благоевград, Кърджали, Смолян и Хасково, е изготвен за целите и нуждите на Министерство на икономиката и енергетиката. Основната цел на анализа е да установи какви са потребностите на пазара на труда от специалисти (е...
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Настоящият доклад е разработен в рамките на проект № BG 051PO001–6.1.09–0001 „Изграждане на система за прогнозиране на потребностите от работна сила с определени характеристики”, финансиран по ос 6 на Оперативна програма „Развитие на човешките ресурси” със средства от Европейския социален фонд и реализиран в периода 2013-2014 г. от Министерството н...
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Основните въпроси, които са проследени в рамките на анализа са свързани с макроикономическото развитие на страната през последните години; характерните за страната особености, в сравнение с характеристиките на страните-членки на ЕС; състоянието на земеделието и хранително-вкусовата промишленост; и социално-икономическото състояние в селските райони...
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Business Systems Review Journal On the basis of existing theory we suggest two main types of factors for SME competitiveness. The first type is comprised of the basic factors, including internal, external and entrepreneur-related factors, all well-defined and discussed in the IO and RBV approach and the configuration theory as well. The second typ...