Prof. Vladimir Popov is currently an Interregional Adviser in DESA, UN (from December 2010). He was working in DESA as a Senior Economic Affairs Officer from December 2009. He participated in preparing World Economic and Social Survey for 2010 and 2011, as well as World Economic Vulnerability Monitors. He is also professor emeritus at the New Economic School in Moscow, the sector head at the Graduate School of International Business at the Academy of the National Economy in Moscow (on leave), and an adjunct research professor at the Institute of European and Russian Studies at Carleton University in Ottawa.
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. 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.
Prof. Popov published articles in the Journal of Comparative Economics, Comparative Economic Studies, World Development, Post Communist Economies, New Left Review and many others academic journals, as well as essays in the media. He is the author and editor of 11 books published in Chinese, English, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish.
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”.