Pavel Yakovlev

Associate Professor of Economics
Palumbo Donahue School of Business
Economics

819 Rockwell Hall
Phone: 412.396.1908
yakovlevp@duq.edu

Education:

B.S., Economics and Business Administration, Shepherd College M.A., Economics, West Virginia University Ph.D., Economics, West Virginia University
Biography

Pavel Yakovlev is an Associate 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.

Publications

Articles in Journals

Yakovlev, P and S. Leguizamon (2019). State Taxes And Legislative Turnover in the United States. Economic Inquiry, 58(1): 518-535.

Yakovlev, P., Tosun, M., & Lewis, W. (2018). The Fiscal Consequences of State Legislative Term Limits. Journal of Regional Analysis and Policy, 48 (3), 1-19.

Yakovlev, P., & Orr, C. (2018). On the Road Again: Traffic Fatalities and Auto Insurance Minimums. Public Sector Economics, 41 (1), 45-65.

Yakovlev, P., & Roychoudhury, S. (in press, 2017). State Economic Performance and Effective Tax Rates. Journal of Emerging Issues in Economics, Finance and Banking, 6 (2), 2350-2365.

Yakovlev, P. & Gilson, D. (2015). Public Trust and Press Freedom. Economics Bulletin, 35 (1), 214-225.

Yakovlev, P. A. & Steinkopf, T. (2014). Can Economic Freedom Cure Medical Brain Drain? Journal of Private Enterprise, 29 (3), 97-117.

Yakovlev, P. A. & Davies, A. (2014). How Does the Estate Tax Affect the Number of Firms? Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy, 3 (1), 96-117.

Yakovlev, P. A. & Guessford, W. P. (2013). Alcohol Consumption and Political Ideology: What's Party Got to Do with It? Journal of Wine Economics, 8 (3), 335-354.

Yakovlev, P., Ross, J., & Carson, F. (2012). Does state spending on mental health lower suicide rates? Journal of Socio-Economics, 41 (4), 408-417.

Yakovlev, P. A. & Daniels-Leguizamon, S. (2012). Ignorance Is Not Bliss: On the Role of Education in Subjective Well-Being. Journal of Socio-Economics, 41 (6), 806-815.

Yakovlev, P., Tosun, M., & Williamson, C. (2012). Elderly Migration and Education Spending: Intergenerational Conflict Revisited. Public Budgeting & Finance, 32 (2), 25-39.

Yakovlev, P. (2011). In Uncertainty We Trust: A Median Voter Model with Risk Aversion. Financial Theory and Practice Journal, 35 (4), 466-477.

Yakovlev, P. & Inden, M. (2010). Mind the Weather: A Panel Data Analysis of Time-Invariant Factors and Traffic Fatalities. Economics Bulletin, 30 (4), 2685-2696.

Yakovlev, P. & Sobel, R. (2010). Occupational Safety and Profit Maximization: Friends or Foes? Journal of Socio-Economics, 39 (3), 429-435.

Yakovlev, P. & Davies, A. (2009). Pennsylvania's Flawed Film Tax Credit: What the ERA Study won't Tell You. Commonwealth Foundation Policy Brief, 21 (02).

Yakovlev, P. & Kinney, L. (2008). Additional Evidence on the Effect of Class Attendance on Academic Performance. Atlantic Economic Journal, 36 (4), 493-494.

Yakovlev, P. (2008). Saving Lives in Armed Conflicts: What Factors Matter? Economics of Peace and Security Journal, 3 (2), 68-73.

Yakovlev, P. & Sen, A. (2008). What Drives Road Rage? Atlantic Economic Journal, 36 (3), 361-362.

Yakovlev, P. & Sen, A. (2007). The Economic Incidence of West Virginia Taxes from 2004. West Virginia Business and Economic Review, 14, 1-4.

Yakovlev, P. & Sen, A. (2007). Beauty and the Beast: An Empirical Tale of City Attributes. Economics Bulletin, 18 (9), 1-9.

Yakovlev, P. (2007). Ideology, Shirking, and the Incumbency Advantage in the U.S. House of Representatives. Economics Bulletin, 4 (33), 1-6.

Yakovlev, P. A. (2007). Arms Trade, Military Spending, and Economic Growth. Journal of Defense and Peace Economics, 18 (4), 317-338.

Yakovlev, P. & Tosun, M. (2006). West Virginia Sales Tax on Food for Home Consumption. West Virginia Business and Economic Review, 12, 8-15.

Yakovlev, P. & Tosun, M. (2005). Review of David Brunori's Book ‘Local Tax Policy: A Federalist Perspective'. Journal of Regional Science, 45 (2), 442-444.

Yakovlev, P. & Tosun, M. (2004). West Virginia Personal Income Tax: Major Characteristics and Incidence. West Virginia Business and Economic Review, 10 (2), 1-7.

Yakovlev, P. & Tosun, M. (2003). Economic Incidence of the West Virginia Taxes on Gasoline and Special Fuels. West Virginia Business and Economic Review, 9 (6), 8-10.

Yakovlev, P. & Tosun, M. (2003). Taxing Alcohol in West Virginia. West Virginia Business and Economic Review, 9.

Yakovlev, P. & Tosun, M. (2002). Tax Increment Financing and Economic Development. West Virginia Business and Economic Review, 8 (4).

Paper Presentations

Yakovlev, P. & Orr, C. (2017). On the Road Again: Traffic Fatalities and Auto Insurance Minimums. Association of Private Enterprise Education, Maui, United States of America.

Yakovlev, P. & Yazbek, F. (2016). Political and Economic Determinants of Consumption Taxes in OECD Countries. International Institute of Public Finance 2016 Congress, Lake Tahoe, United States of America.

Yakovlev, P. & Roychoudhury, S. (2015). State Economic Performance and Taxation: Are All Taxes Created Equal? Association of Private Enterprise Education, Cancun, Mexico.

Yakovlev, P. (2015). State Tax Policy and Legislative Term Limits. Southern Economic Association, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Yakovlev, P. & Steinkopf, T. (2013). Medical Brain Drain, Economic Freedom, and Public Health Expenditures. Association of Private Enterprise Education, Maui, Hawaii.

Yakovlev, P. & Tosun, M. (2012). Do Legislative Term Limits Affect State Tax Policy? National Tax Association, Providence, RI.

Yakovlev, P. & Davies, A. (2012). Does Income Tax Progressivity Increase Government Size? Association of Private Enterprise Education, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Yakovlev, P., Shaver, K., & Spleen, B. (2011). Does Trade Diversification Increase the Probability of War? Southern Economic Association, Washington, DC, District of Columbia.

Yakovlev, P., Scott, J., & Marlin, M. (2011). Teachers Unions and School Rankings. Association of Private Enterprise Education, Nassau, Bahamas.

Yakovlev, P. & Scott, J. (2010, November). The Effect of Teacher's Unions on Educational Outcomes. Southern Economic Association, Atlanta, Georgia.

Yakovlev, P. & Sen, A. (2010, April). A Panel Data Analysis of the Determinants of Arms Trade. Southern Economic Association, Atlanta, Georgia.

Yakovlev, P. & Daniels, S. (2010, April). Ignorance is Not Bliss: The Role of Income and Education in Subjective Well-Being. Association of Private Enterprise Education, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Yakovlev, P., Lewis, B., & Ryan, M. (2010, April). The Impact of Legislative Term Limits on State Fiscal Policy. Association of Private Enterprise Education, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Yakovlev, P. & Gilson, D. (2009). Divergence in Cross-Country Presidential Ratings as a Measure of Political Propaganda. Southern Economic Association, San-Antonio, Texas.

Yakovlev, P. & Ross, J. (2008). Is National Defense a Public Good? Southern Economic Association, Washington, DC, District of Columbia.

Yakovlev, P. & Roychoudhury, S. (2007, November). Entrepreneurship and Risk. Southern Economic Association, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Yakovlev, P. (2006, November). The Economics of Torture. Southern Economic Association, Charleston, South Carolina.

Yakovlev, P. A. (2006, March). Do Democracies and Dictatorships Value Life Differently in Military Conflicts? Association of Private Enterprise Education, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Books

Yakovlev, P.A., Tosun, M. & Davies, A. (2014). Principles of Microeconomics, p. 234. Cognella.

Yakovlev, P.A. (2009). War and Politics. Analysis of Political Regimes, Military Spending, and Economic Growth, (p. 116). Lambert.

Chapters, Cases, Readings, Supplements

Yakovlev, P., & Roychoudhury, S. (2017). The Role of Public Policy in Entrepreneurship and Migration. In M. Tasto, G. Randolph, and R. Salvino (Eds.), Institutional Frameworks of Entrepreneurship: The Impact of Public Policy on Entrepreneurial Outcomes (pp. 26-42). Massachussetts: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd.

Yakovlev, P.A. & Roychoudhury, S. (2012). The Role of Public Policy in Entrepreneurship and Migration. In M. Tasto, G. Randolph, & R. Salvino, Institutional Frameworks of Entrepreneurship: The Impact of Public Policy on Entrepreneurial Outcomes.

Yakovlev, P.A., Nist, T., & Weisburg, R. (2011). Crawford Chemicals: Carbon Risk Mitigation in an Uncertain Regulatory Environment. Evolutions in Sustainable Investing. Wiley.

Yakovlev, P.A. (2011). The Economics of Torture. In C. Coyne (Ed.), The Handbook on the Political Economy of War, (p. 704). Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd.

Yakovlev, P.A. (2007). Three Specific Tax Reforms for Increasing Growth. In R. Sobel (Ed.), Unleashing Capitalism: Why Prosperity Stops at the West Virginia State Line and How to Fix It. The Public Policy Foundation of West Virginia.

Yakovlev, P.A., Sen, A., Tosun, M, & Williamson, C. (2007). Retirees and Economic Development in West Virginia. In P. Gordeev (Ed.), Demographics Economics Research Perspectives.

Grants

Non-competitive: 2018: Yakovlev, P. Protectionism Will Not Improve National Security, Principal Investigator, National Taxpayers Union Foundation.

Research Interests

I conduct mostly empirical research on many diverse topics, many of which fall under the fields of public, international, and peace economics. I am most interested in the issues pertaining to political economy. I have written articles and book chapters on political institutions, economic growth, arms trade, military spending, taxation, torture, traffic fatalities, suicide, and battlefield deaths. My ultimate goal is to produce research that will improve policymaking and governance.