Alexander A. Popov
PhD, University of Chicago

Principal Economist
European Central Bank
Tel.: +49(0)6913448428

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I am a research economist at the ECB, specializing in finance and growth, empirical banking, and entrepreneurship.
Disclaimer: The material on this website does not represent the views of the ECB or the Eurosystem.


Do Credit Shocks Affect Labor Demand? Evidence from Employment and Wages during the Financial Crisis (with Jorg Rocholl) is forthcoming in the Journal of Financial Intermediation.

Waking Up from the American Dream: On the Experience of Young Americans during the Housing Boom of the 2000s (with Luc Laeven) was published in the Journal of Money, Credit and Banking (Lead article).

Sovereign Stress and SMEs' Access to Finance: Evidence from the ECB's SAFE Survey (with Annalisa Ferrando and Gregory F. Udell) was published in the Journal of Banking and Finance.

Exporting Sovereign Stress: Evidence from Syndicated Bank Lending During the Euro Area Sovereign Debt Crisis (with Neeltje Van Horen) was awarded the Pagano-Zechner Prize for the best non-investment paper in the Review of Finance during 2015.

Gender Bias and Credit Access (with Steven Ongena) was published in the Journal of Money, Credit and Banking.

A Lost Generation? Education Choices and Employment Outcomes during the Housing Boom-Bust Cycle of the 2000s (with Luc Laeven) was published in the American Economic Review Papers & Proceedings.

Coming Up

I will present Dirty bankers: Financial development and industrial pollution at the Conference on Growth in Middle-Income Countries at the EBRD on February 9th.