Boris Porfiriev — Scientific Director of the Institute of Economic Forecasting of the Russian Academy of Sciences, RAS Academician
Dr. Sc. (economics), Professor, Full member of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Dr. Porfiriev was born in 1955 in Moscow. The 1977 cum laude graduate of the Moscow State University. Since that time has been working in the institutes of the former USSR (now Russian) Academy of Sciences, or RAS; from 2010 to currently in the RAS Institute for Economic Forecasting. Since 2018 he is the Director of the Institute and the head of Laboratory for analysis and forecasting of the natural and technological risks to economic development.
Dr. Porfiriev received PhD (1981) and Doctor of Science (1990) both in economics, and Professor (management) in 1996. Elected the RAS Corresponding member in 2011 and the RAS Full member in 2016.
Research and teaching areas include: analysis, forecasting and policy decision making in crisis situations, economics and management of natural and technological hazards, including those posed by climate change. In the areas above he has been writing extensively both in Russia and abroad making over 300 contributions including some 80 books and papers published in the peer-reviewed international journals and by the US, European, Australian and China publishers.
Dr. Porfiriev is a member of the RAS Presidium, the RAS Research Council on Environmental Issues, Council of Experts of the EMERCOM of Russia. In 2002-2006 he was elected and served a vice-president and in 2011-2015 the first vice-president of the International Research Committee for Disasters of the International Sociological Association. He is a laureate of the 2005 EMERCOM research and technological award and the 2009 E. Varga RAS award for outstanding research on the world economy issues (for the monograph “Economics of Climate Change”. Moscow, 2008).