Ilian Mihov

Dean of INSEAD
Professor of Economics
The Rausing Chaired Professor of Economic and Business Transformation, INSEAD


Professor Ilian Mihov was appointed Dean of INSEAD on 1 October, 2013. He is concurrently the Rausing Chaired Professor of Economic and Business Transformation. Prior to his appointment as Dean, Professor Mihov served as Interim Dean and as Deputy Dean for Faculty and Research.  

Professor Mihov joined INSEAD in 1996 and has taught macroeconomics and econometrics in the MBA, EMBA, PhD and for many executive education programmes, as well as at the Global Leadership Fellows Programme of the World Economic Forum. He has been nominated several times as one of the best teachers in the MBA and EMBA programmes and has won the Outstanding Teacher Award multiple times.  

His research has been focused on topics related to monetary policy, fiscal policy and economic growth. Professor Mihov’s papers have appeared in many academic journals including the American Economic Review and the Quarterly Journal of Economics. He has given interviews for the BBC, CNBC Asia, Agence France Presse, the Financial Times, Dow Jones Newswire and many other newspapers and magazines.  

Professor Mihov is a regular keynote speaker, lecturer and panellist at events organised by Alstom, Bloomberg, BNP Paribas, Cartier, Deutsche Bank, Hewlett-Packard, KPMG, PwC, Swiss Re, WEF, and many other global organisations. 

He holds a PhD from Princeton University, where his thesis supervisor was Ben Bernanke, and a BSc in business administration from the Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina where, in 2006, he was recognised as a Distinguished Young Alumnus. 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 of the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), Stewardship Asia Centre and the Singapore American School (SAS).  

An advocate of the potential of business to act as a force for good, he has been the Academic Director of the Hoffmann Global Institute for Business and Society since its foundation in 2018. In 2020, he was appointed Chair of the Board at the UN Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), a United Nations Global Compact initiative.

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