Hansen Morten

Position: Head of Economics Department. BSc Courses: Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Economic Statistics; EMBA Courses: Global Economics
Unit: Economics Faculty
E-mail morten.hansen@sseriga.edu

Contact information:

Office phone: +371-67015852
Room 404

Short professional bio:

My current employment is Head of Economics Department at Stockholm School of Economics in Riga and a member of the Fiscal Discipline Council of Latvia. I joined SSE Riga in 1997 and became Head of Department in 2005. Additionally, I am a contributor to the Economist Intelligence Unit and to the Korea Institute for International Economic Policy  (KIEP) and the director of MHansen Consulting. I am actively engaged in the economic -political debate in Latvia via seminars, conferences and my blog at irir.lv. Formerly I served as Assistant Professor at EuroFaculty, University of Latvia. I am Danish by citizenship but have been living in Latvia since 1993.

Education:

MSc in economics, Aarhus University, Denmark

Research interests:

The economy of Latvia

Monetary economics

The economics of the European Union

Selected publications:

Hansen, Morten and Alf Vanags (2009): Too Few Locally Produced Goods on the Shelves of Latvian Shops: Reality or Myth?, SSE Riga/BICEPS Occasional Paper No. 7.

Hansen,Morten (2009): Latvia: Political, Economic and Financial Integration – and then Disintegration? p. 30 – 34 in “Our 9/11 of Hope. Short Essays on European Democracy since 1989”, ed. Fabrizio Tassinari, DIIS Report 2010:06.

Hansen, Morten and Alf Vanags (2008): Stagflation in Latvia: How Long, How Far, How Deep?, SSE Riga/BICEPS Occasional Paper No. 4. 

Hansen, Morten and Alf Vanags (2007): Inflation in Latvia: causes, prospects and consequences, Research Report, Baltic International Centre for Economic Policy Studies (BICEPS), Riga.

Hansen, Morten (2006): Why it is fair – and why it is unfair – to keep Latvia out of the eurozone, p. 220 – 231 in Muravska and King (eds.) European Union Enlargement of 2004 and Beyond: Responding to the Political, Legal and Socio-Economic Challenges, University of Latvia.

Hansen, Morten (2006): Latvijas izaugsmes potenciā ls: Daži ar cilvēkkapitālu saistīti jautājumi (Latvia’s Growth Potential: Some Observations On Human Capital Formation in Latvia), Averss un Reverss special issue, Bank of Latvia.

Hansen, Morten and Alf Vanags (2006): Inflation in the Baltic states and other EU new member states: Similarities, Differences and Adoption of the Euro? SSE Riga and BICEPS Occasional Paper No 1, Stockholm School of Economics in Riga.

Hansen, Morten and Alf Vanags (2006): Inflation in the Baltic states and other EU new member states: Is there a mystery to unravel? Research Report, Baltic International Centre for Economic Policy Studies (BICEPS), Riga.

Involvement in projects:

Involved in a book project, “Lettland 1918 – 2018” (in German; later in Latvian, English and Russian). Providing a chapter on Latvia’s economic development since 1991. To be published in 2018.

Currently writing a chapter on Latvia and the OECD for the Latvian Foreign and Security Yearbook 2016.

Membership in professional organisations:

AABS, the Association of the Advancement of Baltic Studies

Custom links to other websites:

Blog at irir.lv: http://www.irlv.lv/search?q=Morten+Hansen

Hansen Morten