Vassilev received the MA in International Economics and Finance at Brandeis IBS in 1997.
Petri, the Carl Shapiro Professor of International Finance, is an internationally known expert on trade, investment, and economic policy. He has consulted widely with the World Bank, the United Nations, the OECD, and national governments.
Bulgaria has made important strides in recent years in accelerating the growth of income and in transforming its economy into a modern market economy. A resident of Boston, Petri brings to that process many years of experience in economic development and international economic policy.