Field of research: Public Finance

Maja Bosnic

Maja Bosnic is an Economist specializing in public finance. She leads the governance sector team as a Business Development Director at Niras International Consulting, working with different clients to contribute to sustainable change. 

Bosnic’s main area of work, advocacy and interest is in incorporating gender equality into complex rules and systems that govern public revenues and expenditures. 

(Last updated March 2023)

Yuliya Markuts

Yuliya Markuts is the Head of the Centre of Public Finance and Governance at the Kyiv School of Economics and an Associate Professor at the Kyiv National University of Trade and Economics.

Yuliya is a Member of the National Council for the Reconstruction of Ukraine – an advisory body to the President of Ukraine, established to overcome the consequences of the Russian-Ukrainian war.

Her fields of specialization are public finance, public governance and local budgets.

(Last updated March 2023)

Anders Paalzow

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Anders Paalzow is a Rector of Stockholm School of Economics in Riga. Professor Anders Paalzow has been the Rector of the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga since 1999 and is Chair of the Board for the Baltic International Centre of Economic Policy Studies (BICEPS) and Connect Latvia. Holding a PhD in Economics from the Stockholm School of Economics, he is also a member of the Latvian Academy of Science with elected members, such as prominent scientists and other scholars to report promptly to the Government about scientific research findings.

His main research interests cover macroeconomics, economic growth, public debt, regional development and the economics of racetrack betting.

(Last updated September 2022)


Gleb Shymanovich

Gleb Shymanovich graduated from Belarusian National Technical University (BNTU) with a Bachelor’s degree and Honours Diploma in Business Economics in 2006. In 2007, he received a Master’s degree in economics at BNTU. In 2010 finished a postgraduate program in the Institute of Economics of the National Academy of Sciences, where he worked as an associate researcher till 2011. Since 2006 he is an economist at the IPM Research Center and co-author of annual reports Poverty and Social Inclusion in Belarus, Business in Belarus: Status, Trends, Perspectives, and other publications of the IPM Research Center.


(Last updated March 2021)

Vitalijs Jascisens

Vitalijs Jascisens is a Ph.D. candidate at Toulouse School of Economics (TSE) and a visiting researcher at the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE). He holds MPhil in economics from TSE, BSc in economics and business administration from Stockholm School of Economics in Riga, and BSc in physics from the University of Latvia.

Vitalijs’ research interests lie primarily in development economics, industrial organisation and public finance.

Jenny Simon

Jenny Simon is a Researcher at the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from MIT. She is interested in public policies that emerge in unions of countries like the EU.

Sebastien Bradley

Sebastien Bradley

Sebastien Bradley holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Michigan. He joined Drexel University as an Assistant Professor in 2011.

His research examines the nature and scope of tax-induced distortions to consumer and firm behavior in environments distinguished by the degree of market salience of particular tax policy features. His work ranges from local tax policy issues such as the consequences of limited attention on the part of consumers for property tax capitalization and delinquency, real estate transaction timing, and air travel demand patterns to international tax issues including consideration of tax-motivated profit reallocation by multinational corporations.