Mikhail Pakhnin

My name is Mikhail, I am an economic theorist. My research interests include economic growth theory, social choice theory and economics of natural resources and environment.

I am affiliated with the Department of Economics at the European University at St. Petersburg, and I am also a CESifo Research Network Affiliate. I am on the job market in the 2022–2023 academic year.


Research Interests

Primary: Economic growth theory; Social choice and voting theory

Secondary: Economics of natural resources and environment; Behavioral economics; Networks

Working Papers

  1. General Equilibrium and Dynamic Inconsistency (with Kirill Borissov and Ronald Wendner), CESifo Working Paper No. 9846.

  2. Kantian Optimization with Quasi-Hyperbolic Discounting (with Kirill Borissov and Ronald Wendner), CESifo Working Paper No. 9790.

  3. Dissonance Minimization and Conversation in Social Networks (with Kirill Borissov and Mikhail Anufriev), CESifo Working Paper No. 9433. R&R in the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization.


  1. Collective Choice with Heterogeneous Time Preferences, Journal of Economic Surveys, pp. 1–32, 2022.

  2. Economic Growth and Property Rights on Natural Resources (with Kirill Borissov), Economic Theory, 65 (2), pp. 423–482, 2018.

  3. On Discounting and Voting in a Simple Growth Model (with Kirill Borissov and Clemens Puppe), European Economic Review, 94, pp. 185–204, 2017.

For a complete list of my publications, please see my CV