Alexander Katkov


JWU Faculty Since 1990

Alexander Katkov

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My background is in social sciences and, in particular, economics. I joined Johnson & Wales more than 30 years ago after a long teaching career in Russia. I have extensive international experience of teaching in Russia, Sweden and the United States in economics, comparative economics, and strategic management.

Katkov is trying to help his students become global citizens who understand the problems that humankind is facing now — the hope being that they become future leaders focused on finding efficient solutions to these problems.


  • Ph.D., St. Petersburg State University of Economics and Finance
  • B.A. and M.A. in Philosophy and Social Sciences, St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg, Russia

"Better to see something once than to hear about it a thousand times."

Teaching Interests

Economics, Global Economy

Scholarly Interests

Comparative Economics, Economic Growth


  • Economics in the Global Economy
  • Strategic Management
  • Cultural Aspects of Business
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • Comparative Economic Systems


  • “International Journal of Business and Globalization”. Special issue on: Business and Economic Challenges in the Post-Great Recession Global Economy and Business at a Crossroads. 2019, Vol. 22, No. 4, pp. 584-594.
  • “Economic Goals Ranking Approach in Comparative Analysis of Economic Systems.” Global Journal of Business Research, Volume 8, Number 1, 2014, pp. 99-108. 2013
  • “Economic Goals Ranking Approach in Comparative Analysis of Economic Systems.” Global Conference on Business and Finance Proceedings, Volume 8, Number 2, 2013, pp.108-112, San Jose, Costa Rica, May 28-31, 2013.
  • “A Comparative Analysis of Levels of Government Regulation in Different Countries.” Journal of Emerging Markets, Volume 17, Number 2, pp.20-33, Summer 2012.
  • “Great Recession of 2008-2009: Causes and Consequences.” Journal of Applied Business and Economics, Volume 13, #3, pp.107-122, 2012.
  • “Comparative Analysis of Economic Systems and Government Regulation.” Proceedings of the 7th Annual Conference of The Asian Studies Association of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, March 2-3, 2012, pp. 108-126.

Honors And Awards

  • Outstanding Research Award for the paper “Economic Goals Ranking Approach in Comparative Analysis of Economic Systems” presented at the Costa Rica Global Conference on Business and Finance, San Jose, Costa Rica, May 28-31, 2013.