Konstantin A. Kholodilin was born in 1973 in Saint-Petersburg (Russia). He had graduated from the Saint-Petersburg State University in 1995. In 2003, he obtained his doctor title from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain) and in 2012 a title of Doctor habilitatus from the Europa-Universität Viadrina (Germany). From 2001 till 2004, he was a researcher at the Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium), where he was developing a model to predict the the business cycle turning points in Belgium. Since 2005, he is a senior researcher at the DIW Berlin (Germany). He specializes mainly in the following fields: real-estate economy, spatial econometrics, and time series analysis of the business cycles.