Dr. Vladimir Starkov



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Email: vladimir.starkov@nera.com
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PhD in economics, West Virginia University
MA in economics, West Virginia University
MS in environmental engineering, Mendeleyev University of Chemical Technology, Russia


Dr Vladimir Starkov is an economist and a testifying expert specializing in transfer pricing and asset valuation. He has provided consulting services for multinational companies, closely held businesses, tax authorities, attorneys, and other clients. His experience encompasses a variety of industries, including agroscience, automotive, banking, biotechnology, high technology, consumer electronics, manufacturing of consumer and industrial products, electric utilities, pharmaceuticals, petrochemicals, retail, and others.

Dr. Starkov has participated in engagements involving various tax controversy proceedings, including negotiation and implementation support for unilateral and multilateral Advance Pricing Agreements (APA) with tax authorities in North America, Asia, and Europe, design of intercompany pricing methodologies, valuation of intangible property transferred in intercompany transactions, including cost sharing arrangements, and preparation of transfer pricing documentation, including master files and local files for different jurisdictions. Dr. Starkov has conducted business valuation and valuation of intangible assets held by multinational businesses. He analyzed stock option compensation and consulted on strengthening banks’ internal controls. Dr. Starkov has submitted policy advice to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) on various aspects of transfer pricing rules and testified at OECD public consultation meetings. Over the course of his career, Dr. Starkov has authored whitepapers and bylined articles, and delivered speeches on various topics related to the valuation of intangibles and transfer pricing.

Dr. Starkov holds a PhD and MA in economics from West Virginia University, and an MS in environmental engineering from Mendeleyev University of Chemical Technology, Russia.

Dr. Starkov holds a CVA (Certified Valuation Analyst) credential from the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NACVA).



Title Type Author
Transfer Pricing Value Chains and Supply Chains Post-BEPS Published Article By Dr. Yves Hervé and Dr. Vladimir Starkov
NERA Experts Comment on Digital Economy Discussion Paper by Australian Treasury Regulatory Filing Dr. Emmanuel Llinares, Dr. Harlow Higinbotham, Sébastien Gonnet, Dr. Vladimir Starkov
Russia Adopts Country-by-Country Reporting Legislation Published Article By Dr. Vladimir Starkov
Comments on OECD Request for Input on Work Regarding Tax Challenges of the Digitalize... Regulatory Filing Harlow Higinbotham, Pim Fris, Vladimir Starkov and Emmanuel Llinares
Russia’s Draft Country-by-Country Reporting and Financial Disclosure Legislation Published Article Vladimir Starkov
Comments on OECD Discussion Draft on the Revised Guidance on Profit Splits Regulatory Filing Emmanuel Llinares, Harlow Higinbotham, Nihan Mert-Beydilli, and Vladimir Starkov
Comment on OECD Discussion Draft of the BEPS Action 8 “Hard-to-Value Intangibles” Gui... Regulatory Filing Dr. Vladmir Starkov and Guillaume Madelpuech
Economic Analysis for Developing Countries—Comments on the IMF, OECD, UN, and World B... Regulatory Filing By Dr. Vladimir Starkov, Sébastien Gonnet, and Guillaume Madelpuech
Applying Scenario Analysis for Computing Discount Rates in Cost Sharing Arrangements Published Article Dr. Vladimir Starkov
BEPS Action 8: Revisions to Chapter VIII of the Transfer Pricing Guidelines on Cost C... Regulatory Filing Dr. Vladimir Starkov, Vladimir Starkov, Dr. Emmanuel Llinares and Pim Fris
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NERA Economic Consulting Announces Senior-Level Promotions 19 March 2019 Press Release
Russia Limits Deductions for Losses 24 November 2016 Media Coverage
Russia Amends Tax Code to Impose New Requirements on Use of CFCs 27 November 2014 Media Coverage