Vladimir Popov

Visiting professor (Professor, New Economic School, Moscow, www.nes.ru)

Degrees:Ph.D. Candidate of Science (1980), Doctor of Science (1990)
Phone:613-520-2600 x 6652

Research Interests Related to European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies
Economics of transition, economics of development, comparative economic systems, China, Russia, Eastern Europe

Current Research Projects:
How the West Got Rich and Why China is Catching Up
Long-term Growth Trajectories of China and Russia
Development thinking and development theories
Mortality Crisis in Post-Communist countries

Areas of Current Teaching:

Selected Publications Relating to the European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies



Alcoholism Cannot Explain Russian Mortality Spike. – IPS, July 25, 2017.

Early Death in Rissia. – IPS, July 20, 2017 (co-authored with J.K. Sundaram).

Post Soviet Economic Collapse. – IPS,  June 6, 2017 (co-authored with J.K. Sundaram).

EU – Nationalism and Inequalities. Transition, February 4, 2017.

Free Trade’s Diminishing Returns. Project Syndycate, August 6, 2016 (co-authored with K.S. Jomo).

Is the Russian Economy Finally Tilting East? – The World Financial Review,  July-August 2016.

The Next Economic Miracle in the Middle East? Group of strategic vision “Russia – Islamic world“. March 2016.

“Because the Chinese growth model became so successful in ensuring catch-up development it has become extremely appealing in the developing world”. – Chapter in: “22 Ideas to Fix the World.   Conversations with the World’s Foremost Thinkers”. Edited By Piotr Dutkiewicz  and Richard Sakwa. NUY Press, 2013.

Currency Wars: Why Russia and China Are Rapidly Accumulating Foreign Exchange Reserves. – PONARS Policy Memo no. 256. June 2013.

On Russian Versus Soviet Performance. No great post-Soviet achievements for Russian civilization – so far. – “Global brief“, June 18, 2013. 

Widening Global Income Inequality. – “Economic & Political Weekly”, April 27, 2013 (co-authored with  J. K. Sundaram).


Russia and the West. Linking Economic and Foreign Policy. – In: From Putin to Medvedev. Continuity or Change? Ed. by J.L. Black and M. Johns. Vol. 10. Canada-Russia Series. Penumbra Press, Manitock, ON, 2009 (co-authored with P. Dutkiewicz).

China’s Rise in the Medium Term Perspective: an Interpretation of  Differences in Economic Performance of China and Russia since 1949. – In: “Transition  to Market Oriented Economy”. – Ed. by N.A. Khan. Icfai books, Hyderabad, 2009.

Recovery and Adjustment After the Russian 1998 Currency Crisis. – In: After Crisis. Adjustment, Recovery and Fragility in East Asia. Edited by Jayati Ghosh & C.P. Chandrasekhar. Tiluka Books,  New Delhi,  2009.

Shock Therapy Versus Gradualism Reconsidered: Lessons From Transition Economies. – In: Economic Reforms in Developing Countries: Reach, Range, Reason.  Ed. by Jose Maria Fanelli and Lyn Squire. Edward Elgar, 2008.

Conferences :

Normally attends 5 to 10 conferences per year.

Selected Professional Contributions:

Committee for Development Policy, ECOSOC, UN (2008-09)
World Institute for Development Economics Research of the United Nations University (WIDER/UNU)
Global Development Network (2002-2010)
Economic Education and Research Consortium (EERC-Russia)
Journal of International Economic Policy