Pavel Yakovlev is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Duquesne University. He typically teaches microeconomics, macroeconomics, and public economics courses. Pavel joined Duquesne University in 2007, after earning his doctorate degree from West Virginia University in 2006 and completing a year of post-doctoral research in the Bureau of Business and Economic Research at WVU. Pavel also has an M.A. in economics from West Virginia University and a B.S. in economics and business administration from Shepherd College. Pavel is a recipient of the WVU Foundation Distinguished Doctoral Fellowship in Social Sciences. Pavel was born in Siberia and moved to the United States in pursuit of higher education.