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About Zdravka Todorova

My research areas include: macroeconomic policy formulation, gender,  consumption,  social nature of money, and micro-macro  methodology. My theoretical approach is formed primarily by Insitutional Economics, Feminist Economics, and Post-Keynesian Economics as well as by interdisciplinarity. In my teaching I emphasize pluralism of economics approaches and understanding of economic issues in historical and systems perspectives. I teach Institutional Economics; Economic, Social and Ecological Systems, Principles of Macroeconomics, Political Economy of Women, and Development of Economic Thought.

At WSU I organized the Social Cost workshop (2012); the Neoliberalism seminar (2013); co-organized the Origins of Money seminar (2012). I served as the president of the Association for Institutional Thought (2016), and organized the association's conference program in 2015 with the theme of: Institutionalism: History, Theory, and Futures.

In 2007 I was honored to receive the International Veblen Prize awarded jointly by the European Association for Political Economy and the Association for Evolutionary Economics in celebration of Thorstein Veblen's 150th birthday. My first book Money and Households in a Capitalist Economy: a Gendered Post Keynesian-Institutional Approach (Edward Elgar 2009)connects a number of approaches. Most recently I co-edited a volume (with Tae-Hee Jo), AdvancingFrontiers of Heterodox Economics – Essays inHonor of Frederic S. Lee, (Routledge, 2015). Currently I am working on a book: Feminist Economics and Functional Finance (Routledge). My articles have appeared in: Review of Political Economy, Feminist Economics, Journal of Economic Issues, International Journal of Political Economy, American Journal of Economics and Sociology, European Journal of Economics and Economic Policies: Intervention, Journal of Cultural Economy, and The Edward Elgar Companion to Post Keynesian Economics.

In my professional service and research I am interested in building bridges across heterodox approaches to economics and in interdisciplinary collaborations that contribute to the development of heterodox economic theory. In my teaching I expose students to varieties of approaches and work to help them think coherently about the economy.


Present Associate Professor, Wright State University Economics
Present Chair and Professor, Wright State University Economics

Curriculum Vitae

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Honors and Awards

  • • International Veblen Prize commemorating the 150th anniversary of the birth of Thorstein Veblen
  • awarded by the European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy (EAEPE) and the Association for Evolutionary Economics (AFEE, 2007)
  • • Raj Soin College of Business Scholarship Award, WSU (2015)


  • EC 7250 Economic, Social and Ecological Systems
  • EC 7240 Development of Economic Thought
  • EC 3190 Institutional Economics
  • EC 2050 Principles of Macroeconomics (including Honors)


Ph.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City ‐ Economics

Contact Information

Rike Hall 236, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy.


Publications (34)