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- Lehigh University, Ph.D. in Business and Economics with a Major in Finance
- Wright State University, M.B.A. in Finance
- Plovdiv University, M.S., B.S. in Corporate Finance and Macroeconomics
Dissertation: Three Essays on Financial Markets
Committee Members: Parveen Gupta, Arthur King, Jesus Salas and Geraldo Vasconcellos
Dr. Zagorchev joined the Division of Business at Concord University in 2010. His teaching and research interests include corporate finance, corporate governance, international finance, financial markets, and investments.
Dr. Zagorchev has published in the Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, and Applied Financial Economics. He has recently presented his research at the Financial Management Association in Denver, 2011 and at the 19th Annual Conference of the Multinational Finance Society in Krakow, Poland.
- Government Ownership and Corporate Governance: Evidence from the EU, 2012, with Ginka Borisova, Paul Brockman and Jesus M. Salas. Forthcoming in the Journal of Banking and Finance. Pre- sented at the FMA, Denver, 2011, Asian Finance Association, Macao, 2011, Finance and Corporate Governance Conference, Australia, 2010, and at Lehigh University, University of New Haven and Villanova University.
- Does a Country’s Financial and Legal Systems Contemporaneously Impact the Governance and Performance Relationship: Further Evidence?, 2012, with Anne Anderson and Parveen P. Gupta. Forthcoming in the Corporate Ownership and Control Journal. Presented at the ABR, New Orleans, 2012 and at the Multinational Finance Society Conference, Krakow, Poland, 2012.
- Financial development, technology, growth and performance: Evidence from the accession to the EU, 2011, with Geraldo Vasconcellos and Youngsoo Bae. Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, Vol. 21, 743-759. Presented at the FMA, New York, 2010, SWFA, Oklahoma City, 2009, EFA, Washington, D.C., 2009, EEA, New York, 2009 and at the MEA, Cleveland, 2009.
- The long-run relation among financial development, technology and GDP: a panel cointegration study, 2011, with Geraldo Vasconcellos and Youngsoo Bae. Applied Financial Economics, Vol. 21 (14), 1021-1034. Presented at the FMA, Denver, 2011, FMA Europe, Germany, 2010, EEA, Philadelphia, 2010 and at the Academic Symposium, Lehigh University, 2009.
Dr. Zagorchev is in his third year of teaching at Concord University and has 5 years of teaching experience at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. At Concord University he teaches Principles of Managerial Finance, Intermediate Financial Management, International Financial Management, Principles of Investing, and Personal Financial Planning. Additionally, Dr. Zagorchev has taught Money, Banking and Financial Markets, Statistical Methods and Economics at Lehigh University.
Dr. Zagorchev received the annual Concord University’s Scholarship and Creativity Award in February 2012. He was twice awarded a Research Fellowship at Concord University in the summers of 2011 and 2012. Further, Dr. Zagorchev serves as an academic advisor for 19 students at Concord University and is a member of the Budget committee since 2010. Upon completion of a seminar in Tampa, Florida, he received a Certificate for Teaching Effectiveness by AACSB International. Dr. Zagorchev presented his research at the first faculty colloquium of Concord University in November 2011. He regularly participates in the Division of Business Symposia Series and the Annual Concord Business Challenges. Lastly, Dr. Zagorchev has served as an ad-hoc referee for Emerging Markets Review, Emerging Markets Finance and Trade, Applied Economics, Journal of Industrial Organization Education and the INFINITI Conference, Dublin, Ireland.
- Intermediate Financial Management Fin 315
- International Financial Management Fin 436
- Principles of Managerial Finance Fin 311
- Principles of Investing Fin 301
- Personal Financial Planning Fin 200
- Money, Banking and Financial Markets
- Statistical Methods