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Tatiyana Apanasovich

Tatiyana Apanasovich is an Associate Professor at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C., USA, where she is part of the Department of Statistics. She completed her PhD at Texas A&M University.

(Last updated April 2024)

Johan Gars

Johan Gars is a Researcher at the Beijer Institute. He finished his PhD in Economics at Stockholm University in 2012.

His research interests lie broadly within environmental and resource economics. Currently he is primarily working on the role of energy in the global economy, climate policy and simultaneously analyzing economic aspects of multiple interacting global environmental issues.

(Last updated March 2024)

Benjamin Hilgenstock

Benjamin Hilgenstock is a Senior Economist at the Kyiv School of Economics’ think tank, KSE Institute, focusing on international sanctions on Russia, in particular in the areas of energy, trade, finance, and export controls. Benjamin is also an Associate Fellow at the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) and a member of the International Working Group on Russian Sanctions. He has written extensively on the topic of sanctions, including enforcement challenges of the G7 oil price cap regime as well as Russia’s continued access to Western technology.

Previously, Benjamin worked for the Institute of International Finance in Washington, DC (2018-2022) on the macroeconomic analysis of emerging markets, specifically those in Central and Eastern Europe and including Russia and Ukraine. Benjamin also spent several years with the International Monetary Fund’s (2016-2018) research department working on the publication of the World Economic Outlook.

He holds a Master of Arts in political science, macroeconomics, and German constitutional law from Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz (2008) and studied abroad at American University in Washington, DC and Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

(Last updated March 2024)

Daniel Spiro

Daniel Spiro is an Associate Professor at the Department of Economics at Uppsala University. His research focuses on environmental and resource economics, behavioral economics and political economics.

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(Last updated March 2024)

Inese Stars

Inese Stars has studied social sciences and obtained her PhD in pedagogy at the University of Latvia. Her research interests are related to social determinants of health, health literacy, and qualitative research methods in health research. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Health and Epidemiology at Rīga Stradiņš University.

Inese Gobiņa

Inese Gobiņa (PhD, Associate Professor) has a public health and epidemiology background. Her research interests lie in health determinants and health-related outcomes at a population level.

Anatoly Kharitonchik

Anatoly Kharitonchik is a Research Associate at the Belarusian Economic Research and Outreach Center (BEROC). Before joining BEROC in 2022, Anatoly worked at the National Bank of the Republic of Belarus and at the Eurasian Development Bank, where he was involved in macroeconomic analysis, forecasting, modeling, and policy decision support.

Anatoly Kharitonchik obtained his Ph.D. in banking and finance (2022) from the Belarusian State Economic University. His research interests are within macroeconomics and monetary policy.

(Last updated February 2024)

Janis Berzins

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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.