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Dr. Constantin Gurdgiev

Adjunct Assistant Professor


Constantin Gurdgiev is the Associate Professor of Finance with Middlebury Institute of International Studies (Middlebury Collegem, USA, since 2016) and an Adjunct Professor of Finance with Trinity Business School, Trinity College Dublin (Ireland, since 2000). His expertise and research are concentrated in the fields of investment markets, and geopolitical and macroeconomic risk, uncertainty and complexity analysis. Professor Gurdgiev advises a range of institutional and professional clients in the areas of macro and political risks and uncertainty analysis through his consulting practice,

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Professor Gurdgiev is a co-Founder and the Board Member of two charities working with the issues of financial empowerment in Europe and a Chairman of the Board of the Irish Mortgage Holders Organisation (

In the past, Professor Gurdgiev served as the Head of Research and Partner with St Columbanus AG (Switzerland), the Head of Macroeconomics with the Institute for Business Value, IBM (U.S.), and the Director of Research with NCB Stockbrokers, Ltd (Ireland).

Professor Gurdgiev regularly contributes to a range of international financial publications, including the Cayman Financial Review, The Currency, American Banker, Central Banking, LSE Business Review, International Banker, Euromoney, and other. His blog, is ranked in top 100 economics and finance blogs worldwide by the Focus Economics and the Intelligent Economist, syndicated to Seeking Alpha and the Wall Street Examiner, and frequently cited and reprinted in financial press and media.

Professor Gurdgiev received his PhD in macroeconomics and finance from Trinity College Dublin. He and his family are currently residing in Pebble Beach, CA and Dublin, Ireland.




1. Behavioural Drivers of Demand for Cryptocurrencies: Fear, Greed & Uncertainty as Drivers of Investor Sentiment, with D. O’Loughlin. Journal of Behavioral & Experimental Finance, 25, 100271. Winter 2020.

2. What the Hack: Evidence of Systemic Contagion in Financial Markets with S. Corbet, International Review of Financial Analysis. Vol.65, Issue C, October 2019. 101386. 10.1016/j.irfa.2019.101386

3. Fractal dynamics & wavelet analysis: Deep volatility properties of Bitcoin, Ethereum and Ripple, with V. Celeste and S. Corbet, 2019, Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance. 10.1016/j.qref.2019.09.011

4. Time-varying long-memory properties of cryptocurrencies: R/S and DFA analyses, with B. Chlebowski and A. Fleming, Journal of Financial Transformation, volume 49, April 2019. 110-121.


    1. Lessons from the Great Recession: At the Crossroads of Sustainability and Recovery
    Book, co-edited with Leonard, L, and Gonzalez-Perez, M.A. Emerald Publishers, United Kingdom. 2016. vol 18; ISBN: 978-1-78560-743-1.