Dr. Vladimir Starkov

Managing Director


Tel: +1 312 573 2806
Fax: +1 312 573 2810

Email: vladimir.starkov@nera.com
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PhD in economics, West Virginia University
MS in accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 
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, MS in accountancy from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, and an MS in environmental engineering from Mendeleyev University of Chemical Technology, Russia.

Dr. Starkov holds a CVA (Certified Valuation Analyst) and a MAFF (Master Analyst in Financial Forensics) credentials from the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA).



Title Type Author
Amount A vs Article 12B: One Size May Not Fit All Published Article Dr. Vladimir Starkov and Alexis Jin
Puerto Rico Service Exporters Must Document Well to Avoid IRS Ire Published Article Vladimir Starkov
NERA Experts Respond to the Public Consultation Document of Pillar One: Amount B Report Dr. Harlow Higinbotham, Dr. Vladimir Starkov, and Alexis Jin
How Would "Amount A" Affect US Corporate Income Tax Revenue? Published Article Vladimir Starkov and Alexis Jin
NERA Experts Contribute Chapter to "The Future of the Profit Split Method" Book Dr. Harlow Higginbotham and Dr. Vladimir Starkov
Transfer Pricing Roundtable in Financier Worldwide. Expert QA Dr. Vladimir Starkov and Philip de Homont
Amount B: Facts and Circumstances Matter—Even for Routine Distributors Published Article Dr. Harlow Higinbotham and Dr. Vladimir Starkov
NERA Experts Offer Insight into OECD Guidance on the Transfer Pricing Implications of... White Paper
NERA Experts Comment on the OECD Proposal on Pillar One Blueprint Brief Dr. Harlow Higinbotham, Dr. Vladimir Starkov, Ralph Meghames, and Dr. Emmanuel Llinares
Managing Transfer Pricing in the COVID-Related Economic Downturn Published Article Dr. Harlow Higinbotham and Dr. Vladimir Starkov
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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