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Jānis Bērziņš

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Jānis Bērziņš is an Associate Professor at the BI Norwegian Business School. He holds a PhD in Finance from Indiana University. Jānis’ main research interests are in the field of corporate governance, corporate finance and asset management. He has published in journals such as Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Finance and Journal of Corporate Finance.

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)

Kata Fredheim

Kata Fredheim is Executive Vice President of Partnership and Strategy, Associate Professor in Economics and Business at SSE Riga and Research Fellow at BICEPS.

As a social anthropologist, Kata’s research focuses on migration, internationalization, and higher education. Her most recent work is on Ukraine. She directs courses in Economic Anthropology, Market Research, and Global Challenges, and serving as the director of the Women in Leadership executive course.

(Last updated June 2023)

Giulian Etingin-Frati

Giulian is a MSc Economics student at the Stockholm School of Economics. He previously studied political economy and worked in international trade consulting. 

Giulian’s primary research interests are in trade, development economics, and institutional quality.


(Last updated in May 2023)

Zachary Vlessing

Zachary is an undergraduate student at the University of Pennsylvania, studying Finance at The Wharton School and International Environmental Policy in the College. He is interested in Sustainable Development and Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance, and he has contributed to several research projects in this field.

Zachary is a Millenium Fellow, a fellowship from the United Nations given to university students promoting the Sustainable Development Goals, and a Wharton Research Scholar. After graduation, he will be working at Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in the Climate & Sustainability practice.

(Last updated March 2023) 

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)

Alaksandr Hancharonak

Alaksandr works as a Researcher at BEROC. He graduated from the Belarusian State Economic University in 2018 and has previously worked as an Education and People Research Analyst at EPAM Systems (2017-2021).

(Last updated March 2023)

Ewa Lazarczyk Carlson

Ewa Lazarczyk Carlson is Associate Professor at the Department of Business Administration at Reykjavik University. She is affiliated with the SIF – Sustainability Institute and Forum at Reykjavik University. Her research interests include energy markets, the environment and smart cities. She holds a PhD in Economics from the Stockholm School of Economics.

Elene Seturidze

Elene Seturidze is a Researcher at the Agricultural and Rural Policy Research Center at ISET Policy Institute. Along with other research projects, she writes the Consumer Confidence Index (CCI) and contributes to the Agri Review publication by analyzing trade statistics. Her research interests lie within agricultural economics, development economics and behavioral economics. She received a B.A. degree in Economics from Tbilisi State University (TSU) in 2018, and a M.A. degree in Economics from ISET in 2020.

(Last updated November 2022)