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Vladimir Popov

Vladimir Popov

Research Director, Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute


Vladimir Popov is working in CEMI RAN (Central Economics and Mathematics Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences); in the Laboratory of Mathematical Economics as a Principal  Researcher since 2016. He is also a professor emeritus at the New Economic School in Moscow, and an adjunct research professor at the Institute of European and Russian Studies at Carleton University in Ottawa.

In 2009-15 he worked in DESA, UN, as a Senior Economic Affairs Officer and Interregional Adviser. He participated in preparing World Economic Vulnerability Monitors in 2009-10, World Economic and Social Survey (WESS) for 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014-15 and World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) 2015 and 2016. As an Interregional Advisor in the UN in 2010-2014 he took part in capacity building missions, workshops and conferences in Bhutan, China, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam. He wrote a number of papers and policy notes on general macroeconomic policy issues (managing trade and financial shocks, exchange rates, foreign exchange reserves and sovereign wealth funds), as well as on country specific issues (Moldova, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan).

In 1996-98 he was a Senior Research Fellow in the World Institute for Development Economics Research of the United Nations University (WIDER/UNU) in Helsinki, Finland, co-directing a project "Transition Strategies, Alternatives and Outcomes". 

In the 1990s and 2000s he was also teaching at the Academy of National Economy (Moscow), at Queen's University, University of Toronto and Carleton University in Canada, Helsinki School of Economics in Finland, University of Kaiserslautern in Germany; he was doing research in Italy, Japan, Sweden, US.

He taught courses in Macroeconomics-1; Macroeconomics-2; International economics; Comparative economic systems; European economic integration; Economics of transition; International aspects of economic transition; Russian economy in transition.

He published extensively on world economy and development issues (editor of 2 books, author of 10 books and hundreds of articles, including in Journal of Comparative Economics, World Development, Comparative Economic Studies, New Left Review, as well as essays in the media). His books and articles were published in Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish.

His 1989-90 book “The Turning Point” about the Soviet economy (co-authored with N. Shmelev) was published in English by Doubleday and also in Russian (На переломе: экономическая перестройка в СССР. Издательство АПН) and Korean. In 1999 the book on currency crises co-authored with M. Montes was published in Russian ("Азиатский вирус" или "голландская болезнь": теория и история валютных кризисов. М., Издательство "Дело") and English (Asian Crisis Turns Global. Singapore, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies).  His most recent book – “Mixed Fortunes: An Economic History of China, Russia, and the West” (Oxford University Press, 2014).

Member of the board/editorial board:

• Committee for Development Policy, ECOSOC, UN (2008-09)

• World Institute for Development Economics Research University (WIDER/UNU) in 2000-2009

•  Global Development Network (2000-2010)

• Economic Education and Research Consortium (EERC-Russia) 

• Prognozis (Прогнозис. Журнал о будущем)

• Journal of International Economic Policy 

• Journal of New Economic Association (Журнал Новой экономической ассоциации)

In 2010 Russian magazine "Russkiy Reporter"  listed Popov among 10 most influential Russian economists and sociologists of 2000-10. In 2011 his book “Strategies of Economic Development” was awarded the prize “Social Thought”.

He graduated from the Economics Department of the Moscow State University in 1976 and holds PH.D.s (Candidate of Science, 1980; and Doctor of Science, 1990) from the Institute of the US and Canada of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR.