Prof. Dr. Vladislav Valentinov is a research associate at the Department Structural Change. He joined IAMO in 2003 as a DAAD Fellow. Later, he was awarded a Marie Curie Fellowship of the European Commission within the 6th Framework Program, and the Schumpeter Fellowship of the Volkswagen Foundation.  He raised further third party funding from the DFG and the Wissenschaftscampus Halle. In 2011, he defended a Habilitation thesis that won a Christian Wolff Award of the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU), Germany. Since then, he has lectured on the economics of nonprofit organizations at the Faculty of Law and Economics at the MLU. Presently he is a member of the Editorial  Board of several journals, such as the Journal of Economic Issues, Voluntas, and Kybernetes. He was awarded the title of the adjunct professor of the Martin Luther University in 2017.