Texas Tech University

Latchezar Popov, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Economics

Email: latchezar.popov@ttu.edu

Phone: 806.834.5178

Faculty Office:  252 Holden Hall

Texas Tech University
Lubbock, Texas 79409-1014

Link to Dr. Popov's web page

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  • Ph.D., Economics, University of Iowa, 2009
  • B.A., International Economics, University of National and World Economy, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2000

Research Interests:

Macroeconomics, Economic Development, Financial Economics, Economic Theory

Courses Offered

3311 Intermediate Macroeconomics
5315 Mathematical Economics II

Selected Publications

"Bank Skin in the Game and Loan Contract Design:  Evidence from Covenant-Lite Loans," (with Matthew Billett, Redouane Elkamhi and Raunaq Pungaliya), Jornal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, forthcoming

"Costly State Veri?cation and Dynamic Contracts," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 64 1-22, March 2016

"The Political Economy of Entry Barriers" (with Tochihiko Mukoyama), Review of Economic Dynamics, 17, 383-416, July 2014

"Enforcement Frictions and Optimal Lending Contracts," Economic Theory, 57, 195-222, September 2014

Department of Economics