Ilian holds a PhD degree from Princeton University. He teaches macroeconomics and econometrics at INSEAD. He has taught in the MBA, EMBA, PhD and various EDP programs. His areas of teaching include business cycles, monetary and fiscal policy, long-term economic growth, and exchange rate determination. In the PhD program he teaches time series analysis, introductory and advanced econometrics and probability theory. For his teaching in the MBA program he won the Best Teacher Award in 2006. His research is primarily in the fields of monetary and fiscal policies, economic growth and political economy. Ilian's papers have appeared in many academic journals such as Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of International Economics, Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, etc. His work has been presented and discussed at many policy-making institutions such as the Fed, ECB, the World Bank and the IMF. Ilian is also a research professor at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) and a research fellow at the Center for Economic Policy Research (London, UK). Since 2002 he has served on the Scientific Committee of the Banque de France's Research Foundation. Ilian is also an associate editor at the Journal of the European Economic Association and Macroeconomic Dynamics. In 2006 he was awarded the Distinguished Young Alumnus award by the Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina.