Petyo Bonev wrote a PhD dissertation in econometrics at the University of Mannheim. During this time, he was also a visiting scholar at the University College of London and at CREST in Paris. After he finished his PhD, he took up a position as an assistant professor at the elite technical school Ecole des Mines in Paris where he remained until 2017. Since 2018, Petyo is an assistant professor at the Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research (SEW) at the University of St. Gallen. He is also a research fellow at the research institute Ratio in Stockholm and a Vice President of AI and Analytics at the data analytics firm Proof Analytics.