External institution: Stockholm School of Economics in Riga

Zane Varpina

Zane Varpina is Faculty Advisor at Bachelor and Executive MBA programmes and teaches the Research Methods course to both our Master and Bachelor programme students, as well as Market Research in Bachelor programme.

Zane is Associate Professor at SSE Riga as of 2020 and was Assistant Professor since 2013. Zane has broad researcher experience in the Baltic International Centre for Economic Policy Studies (BICEPS).

(Last updated June 2023)

Konstantins Benkovskis

Konstantins Benkovskis is the Adviser in the Monetary Policy Department of the Bank of Latvia. His main research activities include international trade, competitiveness, and macroeconomic forecasting. He is also the active member of the ESCB Competitiveness Research Network (CompNet). Konstantins Benkovskis combines his office duties at the Bank of Latvia with the position of Assistant Professor at Stockholm School of Economics in Riga, where he teaches International Economics and Econometrics for undergraduates.

Nicolas Gavoille

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Nicolas Gavoille is an Associate Professor at the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga and a Research Fellow at BICEPS. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Rennes 1, France. He is Treasurer of the Baltic Economic Association and a member of the European Economic Association.

Nicolas’ main research interests are in the field of public economics, labour economics, and political economy. He has published articles in journals such as the European Economic Review, the European Journal of Political Economy and the IMF Economic Review.

(Last updated October 2022)