Vasil Tsanov, PhD, works at the Institute for Economic Research of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. He is a lecturer at VTU "St.St. Cyril and Methodius". His research interests are in the field of applied econometrics, labor market, income and income policy, poverty and social inequality. There are many publications at home and abroad on employment, unemployment, working conditions, wages and poverty. Participates in a number of international projects of the European Union and the International Labor Organization.