Pavel Alexandrovich Minakir is now the President of the Economic Research Institute, Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
He was born in 1947 in Simferopol, Crimea. He came to Khabarovsk in 1972 after graduating the Moscow State University. Since that time his life and scientific career has been closely connected with the Economic Research Institute. He started here as a junior researcher, then he became a senior researcher, a head of department, a deputy-director, a director (1991-2016). Since 2016 Pavel Minakir leads the Institute as a President.
His scientific interests are focused at the problems of regional economy, spatial economy, economic development of the Russian Far East, international economic cooperation. He pays much attention to the economic cooperation in North-East Asia and integration of the Russian Far East into economy of this region.
Pavel Minakir is a well-known economist, Doctor of Economics, Professor of Economic theory, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, member of some national and international councils and foreign academies. The number of his publications counts up to 450 articles and monographs. He has created a scientific school of specialists in regional economy. He has leaded numerous significant research projects and federal programs of the economic development of the Russian Far East and Trans-Baikal Area.