This is the professional activities site for Nikolay (Nick) Anguelov, Ph.D. Dr. Anguelov is Associate Professor in the department of Public Policy at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. He has a Ph.D. in Policy Studies, concentration Regional Economic Development, an MPA and a MS in Applied Economics and Statistics from Clemson University. Dr. Anguelov completed his undergraduate studies at the Fashion Institute of Technology where he earned a double B.S. in International Trade and Advertising Communications and Marketing. 

As a political economist, he focuses on the intersection of economics and politics, both in the US and internationally. His research links economic development, globalization, sustainability, and public finance. He is the author of five academic books: The Sustainable Fashion Quest: Innovations in Business and Policy (2021, Routledge), From Criminalizing to Decriminalizing Marijuana: The Politics of Social Control (2018, Lexington Books), The Dirty Side of the Garment Industry: Fast Fashion and Its Negative Impact on Environment and Society (2015, CRC Press), Economic Sanctions Vs. Soft Power: Lessons from North Korea, Myanmar and the Middle East (2015, Palgrave Macmillan) and Policy and Political Theory in Trade Practice: Multinational Corporations and Global Governments (2014, Palgrave Macmillan). He’s also contributing author and co-editor of Stoneover: The Observed Lessons and Unanswered Questions of Cannabis Legalization (2022, Lexington Books).

Dr. Anguelov’s peer-reviewed works are published in Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, World Development Sustainability, Review of Policy Research, Journal of Social Service Research, Economic Affairs, Criminal Justice Policy Review, Palgrave Communications, Journal of Strategic Innovation and Sustainability, and Global Economy Journal. His trade publications appear in Foreign Affairs, Nature Energy, Juriste International, and Naked Capitalism.

Dr. Anguelov serves as an associate editor for Economics and Political Science for Humanities and Social Sciences Communications https://www.nature.com/palcomms/, where he is Collection Editor for the thematic volume Perspectives on Soft Power https://www.nature.com/collections/cyvpdvgtmk

For scholarship impact, see Dr. Anguelov’s Researchgate page: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Nikolay-Anguelov-2, Google Scholar profile: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=Sl3mSbMAAAAJ&hl=en, and ORCID page: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1675-6614

At the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth’s Master of Public Policy program, Dr. Anguelov teaches:

Research Methods https://catalog.umassd.edu/preview_course_nopop.php?catoid=68&coid=230586,

Statistical Analysis https://www.umassd.edu/online/courses/pol-580-statistical-analysis/

Applied Policy Research https://www.umassd.edu/online/courses/pol-585-applied-policy-rsch-seminar/

Regional Economic Development https://www.umassd.edu/online/courses/pol-536-regional-econ-develop-policy/

Best way to contact Dr. Anguelov is via e-mail at nanguelov@umassd.edu