External institution: University of Latvia

Mihails Hazans

Dr. Mihails Hazans is a Professor of econometrics at the University of Latvia, a Research Fellow at the IZA Institute of Labor Economics, a Global Labor Organization (GLO) Fellow, and a Research Associate at the Baltic International Centre for Economic Policy Studies (BICEPS).

His research focuses on migration, ethnic minorities, human capital, teleworking, informal employment and envelope wages. Professor Hazans has contributed chapters to books published by Springer (3), Ashgate, Edward Elgar and OECD Publishing, as well as published articles in academic journals such as Economica, Empirica, Labour: Review of Labour Economics and Industrial Relations and the Journal of Population Economics.

(Last updated October 2022)

Davis Plotnieks

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Davis Plotnieks is a Ph.D. candidate in Economics at the University of Latvia and works as a research analyst in the SEFORïS project at SITE, Stockholm School of Economics. He is also a Lecturer of Business Management at the BA School of Business and Finance. He has obtained over 10 years of experience in business consulting and organization and project management working in private, public and non-profit sectors in several countries. His main research interests cover innovation, financing mechanisms for new business development and social entrepreneurship. His latest research focuses on financing modes and models of social entrepreneurship

Daunis Auers

Daunis Auers

Daunis Auers (PhD, London) is an Associate Professor of Comparative Politics at the University of Latvia and Director of the bachelors’ programme in political science. His book on “The Comparative Politics and Government of the Baltic States: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania in the 21st Century” is published by Palgrave-Macmillan in 2014.

His recent research has focused on radical-right populism in the Baltic Sea Region and the political use of referendums and initiatives in the Baltic States.