Nikolay Anguelov

Nikolay Anguelov, PhD

Associate Professor

Public Policy



Liberal Arts 326


2012Clemson UniversityPhD in Policy Studies
2008Clemson UniversityMPA & MS in Applied Economics & Statistics
2000Fashion Institute of TechnologyBS in International Trade & Advertising Comm.


  • Research Methods
  • Statistics
  • Global Governance




Online and Continuing Education Courses

Graduate level introduction to the principles of applied social science research. Reviews the methodological issues facing scholars and policy analysts as they seek to inform evidence based policymaking through empirical research. Students are exposed to social science research methods and apply them to critically evaluate policy research by designing and proposing an original empirical research project.
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Understanding and applying major statistical tools associated with public policy. Focus is on quantitative methods of policy model building. Includes the following statistical analysis techniques: descriptive statistics, normality, non­parametric statistics, linear and non-linear multiple regression, time series and panel analysis. The goal is to develop the student's capacity to statistically examine a policy question.
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Developing a public policy research proposal. As a capstone completion course, students collect, analyze, and interpret data results based on a self-determined research question acceptable to the course instructor. The goal of the course is to apply the methodological and statistical techniques developed in earlier courses and prepare a policy analysis product.
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Research interests

  • Global governance and international comparative administration
  • Global environmental regulatory guidelines and their effect on foreign direct investment flows
  • Sustainability issues in production and supply chain management
  • Role local governments play in providing incentives for green and energy efficient operations

Select publications

  • Anguelov Nikolay (2015).
    Economic Sanctions Vs. Soft Power: Lessons from North Korea, Myanmar, and the Middle East
    Palgrave Macmillan
  • Anguelov Nikolay (2014).
    Policy and Political Theory in Trade Practice: Multinational Corporations and Global Governments
    Palgrave Macmillan
  • Anguelov Nikolay (2014).
    Does the Presence of Multinational Corporations Affect a Country’s Gross Domestic Product?
    Global Economy Journal, 14, 11-30.

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