Alexander Gerganov

Senior Analyst, Economic Program

E-mail Alexander Gerganov at: alexander.gerganov(at)csd(dot)bg ll Hi-res Photo


PhD in psychology (cognitive science), New Bulgarian University
MA in cognitive science, New Bulgarian University
BA in computer science, Technical University - Sofia


Dr. Gerganov’s main fields of specialization are corruption research, victimization studies (conventional crime), and grey economy. He focuses on methodology, statistical analysis in social research and mathematical modelling of big data and complex processes in the social sciences. He has participated in many multidisciplinary international research projects since 2005 and has been a part of CSD and Vitosha Research agency since 2009. He has contributed methodologically to the update and implementation of the Corruption Monitoring System, the Conventional crime indicators, the Grey economy indicators, and to the development of MACPI – an innovative instrument for monitoring and assessment of anti-corruption policies. He was responsible for data quality, and methodological control for the 2014 and 2016 SELDI corruption surveys, conducted in nine counties. Alexander Gerganov is also an assistant professor at the Social Survey Research Center, part of the Institute for the Study of Societies and Knowledge at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

Research Focus

Corruption, Conventional Crime, Hidden Economy, State Capture, Statistical Analysis, and Data Modeling

Selected Publications

Stoyanov, A., Gerganov, A. Di Nicola, A. & Costantino, F. (2015). Monitoring Anti-Corruption in Europe. Bridging Policy Evaluation and Corruption Measurement. Sofia, Bulgaria: Center for the Study of Democracy. ISBN 978-954-477-241-3

Stoyanov, A., Gerganov, A. Di Nicola, A., Costantino, F. & Terenghi, F. (2015). Mapping Anticorruption Enforcement Instruments. Sofia, Bulgaria: Center for the Study of Democracy. ISBN 978-954-477-239-0

Bezlov, T., Gounev, Ph. & Gerganov, A. (2011). Crime Trends in Bulgaria 2000 – 2010. Sofia, Bulgaria: Center for the Study of Democracy (CSD)

Gerganov, A., Grinberg, M., Quinn, P. C., & Goldstone, R. L. (2007). Simulating conceptually-guided perceptual learning. Proceedings of the Twenty-ninth Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. (pp. 287-292). Nashville, TN: Cognitive Science Society.