Working at the Institute of Economics of the Academy of Sciences of Belarus Zlotnikov proposed scientific methodology and models for developing a comprehensive program of STP (published in the book "Improving the management of scientific and technical progress." Minsk: Science and Technology, 1987.). The proposed methodology was the basis of the "Guidelines for the development of a comprehensive program of scientific and technical progress of the Belarusian SSR in 1986-2005 gg. (For five years), recommended the use of the Academy of Sciences, the State Planning Commission and the State Construction Committee of the BSSR. These "Methodical instructions ..." actually meant recognition of his ideas by the scientific community. During the years of independence of Belarus the main topic of his research was the problem of transformation of a command economy to a market one, which he considers a liberal positions. In 1994 he was on probation in Warsaw at the research center of Leszek Balcerowicz (CASE).