Todor Yalamov

Senior Analyst, Economic Program

E-mail Todor Yalamov at: todor.yalamov(at)online(dot)bg ll Hi-res Photo


PhD (Management), Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski"

MA (Economics and Management), Joint Master's Programme of Erasmus Rotterdam University School of Economics and Faculty of Economics and Business Administration at Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski"

Msc (Mathematics), Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics, Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski"

MA (Philosophy), Faculty of Philosophy, Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski".


Dr. Todor Yalamov is a senior analyst at the Center for the Study of Democracy. His major areas of competence include civil society development, corruption and state capture, conflict of interests, hidden/informal economy, R&D and innovation, and ICT and its applications in various public spheres. Todor’s methodological interests are related to scenario planning, social network analysis and big open data – quality assessment of existing public data, its interoperability and integration with GIS.  

He has 18-year experience with research, policy and training projects in diverse areas as corruption, hidden economy and organized crime, foreign direct investments, corporative governance, currency board and bank behavior, local level e-government, innovation and competitiveness, R&D in ICT sector, broadband internet, call centers, project-management in the energy sector, etc. He has been the coordinator of the infoDev, World Bank inspired and funded Eastern European and Central Asian Business Incubators and Technology Parks Network (ECAbit) from 2008 until 2012 and is currently member of its board. Todor is also an assistant professor at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski" and teaches e-Business, Globalization and Internet Economics, Management of NGOs and other disciplines. He was a Fulbright scholar at the Center for International Private Enterprise, Washington, D.C. in 2013-2014.


Research Focus

Corruption, Hidden economy, Civil Society, Innovation, ICT, Broadband Internet, Organizational Networks

Selected Publications

2015 Stefanov, R., Yalamov, T., Karaboev, S. The Bulgarian Public Procurement Market: Corruption Risks and Dynamics in the Construction Sector, in Mungiu-Pippidi (ed) Government Favouritism in Europe. The Anticorruption Report 3, Barbara Budrich Publishers, pp 34-51

2012 Hiding, Circumvention, Public Procurement and Shaping Laws: The Role of Networks and Bribery in Bulgaria, Eastern European Economics, Vol 50, No 5, M.E.Sharpe

2011 (eds. Petrov, M, Stefanov, R, and Georgieva, T.) 2011 (author of the ICT chapter)

2010 (eds. Petrov, M, Stefanov, R and Georgieva T.) (author of the ICT chapter and the Innovation Index section)

2010 (ed. Tzenkov E.) Civil Society in Bulgaria: Tendencies and Risks, Center for the Study of Demoncracy (co-authored)

2009 (eds. Petrov, M, Stefanov, R and Georgieva T.) 2009 (author of the ICT chapter)

2009 Bankkova A. and Yalamov, T. Management, Knowledge and Competitiveness of Organizations: A study of Bulgarian enterprises, in Chobanov, G. Ploehn, J. Schellhaas, H (ed), Towards a Knowledge-Based Society in Europe, Sofia Conferences on Social and Economic Development in Europe, N 1, Peter-Lang Publishing

2008 Coping with Governance Risks, in Miller, S. Management Guide: Bulgaria, Cross-Culture Publishing, pp 173-182

2006 editor and co-author, e-Bulgaria 2006, Applied Research and Communications Fund (ARC Fund)

2005 editor and co-author, e-Bulgaria 2005, Applied Research and Communications Fund (ARC Fund)

2004 e-Bulgaria (editor and co-author), ARC Fund

2003 Nenovsky, N., Peev, E. and Yalamov T., La liaison banques-entreprises sous le régime de Currency Board: étude empirique pour la Bulgarie, Revue d'etudes comparatives Est-Ouest, Volume 34 (June) No 2. Also as Banks-Firms Nexus under the Currency Board: Empirical Evidence from Bulgaria, a William Davidson Institute Working Paper N 555, University of Michigan, 28 p., and as Bulgarian National Bank, Discussions Papers, 2003, No 32

2003 (ed. Iliev, P.), Business Coalitions, Corporative Governance and Anti-corruption, Anti-corruption Newspaper, Center for the Study of Democracy

2003 (ed. Iliev, P.) Unreported Economic Activity in the Information Sector in Bulgaria. Informal Economy in EU Candidate States, Center for the Study of Democracy

2002, Yalamov T and Belev, B. Corporate Governance as Anti-Dote to Corruption: Examples and Lessons Learned in Bulgaria, in Corporate Governance as Anti-Dote to Corruption, CIPE, Washington


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