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Ilian Mihov

Professor of Economics


Professor Ilian Mihov was Dean of INSEAD from 2013 to 2023, making him the school's longest serving dean to date. He is the Rausing Chaired Professor of Economic and Business Transformation. His expertise is in macroeconomics with a focus on monetary policy, fiscal policy and economic growth.

He joined INSEAD in 1996 and has taught macroeconomics and econometrics in the MBA, EMBA, PhD and for many executive education programmes. He has been recognised several times with the Outstanding Teacher Award.

He holds a PhD from Princeton University and a BSc in business administration from the Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina. In 2018, he received the UN Women (Singapore Chapter) HeForShe Leader Award for his outstanding service and contributions towards gender equality at INSEAD.

Professor Mihov is a board member Stewardship Asia Centre and currently sits on the advisory panel of the Home Team Academy (Ministry of Home Affairs, Singapore) and also the advisory board of the FLS Forestry Linked Securities. Professor Mihov was Chair of the Board at the UN Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), a United Nations Global Compact initiative, from 2020 to 2023. He was also formerly a board member of the Economic Development Board of Singapore (EDB) for 3 consecutive terms from 2017.

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Will the Shifting Economic Power Balance Topple Democracy?

Ilian Mihov

A view on where global democracy stands and where it’s headed in the new economic world order.

Economics & Finance

China: Caught in the Middle-Income Trap?

A. Fatas, I. Mihov

What would it take for China to get back on its growth trajectory?


Frameworks and Focus Are Essential for Change

Ilian Mihov

The crucial role business schools must play in building a better world.


Transformative Change Starts With Responsible Research

I. Mihov, E. H. James

Responsible research can help businesses and leaders gain a competitive and sustainable edge in today’s volatile markets.


Five Global Trends in Business and Society in 2023

K. Le Goulven, I. Mihov, M. Stabile

INSEAD faculty weigh in on the greatest threats and opportunities for the year ahead.


Six Global Trends in Business and Society

I. Mihov, K. Le Goulven, M. Stabile

A stark look at the risks business education must address in 2022.
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