Petrozavodsk State University, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics (1983)The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration
spatial and regional economics, strategic planning, municipal and public administration, competition low, development and support of entrepreneurship
Member of the Editorial Board of the scientific electronic journal "Regional Economics and Management"Member of the Association of Economic Developers Association (ASSET)
1983 - 1997 - Institute of Biology, Karelian branch of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR. Senior Researcher, Head of the Laboratory of Ecology and Geography.1997 - 2002 - Karelian territorial department of the Ministry for Anti-Monopoly Policy and Support of Entrepreneurship of the Russian Federation. Deputy Head.2002 - 2003 - Administration of Petrozavodsk. Consultant.2003 – to present - The Institute of Economics of the Karelian Research Centre of RAS. Leading Researcher.