Born in 1945
Professor, Doctor of Economics
The author of 180 scientific papers, including seven books and brochures on agricultural policy and economics
I graduated with honors from the Mathematics and Mechanical Department of the Leningrad State University, currently St. Petersburg State University, but then felt an urge to go in for economics. As circumstances would have it, I was mainly employed at the area of agricultural economics. I defended my Ph.D. thesis in 1979, and my Doctoral thesis in 1993. I work as a department head at the North-Western Research Institute of Agricultural Economics in St. Petersburg.
My area of interest is the role of state in the economy and the efficiency of agricultural enterprises. As a Fulbright grantee, I was doing research on the following topic, “Did the Agrarian Reform Fail in Russia?”
I take pleasure in studying economics and the English language and delight in reading good prose and poetry.