Tuesday 26/06/2012

SSE Riga Students Win the Bank of Latvia Student Research Competition

On June 15th, the Bank of Latvia announced the authors of the best Student Scientific Research Papers for 2011 - four of them are from SSE Riga and one is from the University of Latvia. 1stplace was not awarded this year. Five student works were awarded in the competition, from 18 submissions.

2nd Place and prize of 750 LVL
Laima Maršāne and Justins Gailevics, The Stockholm School of Economics in Riga
Research paper "Growth and Convergence within the European Union"
Supervisor: Morten Hansen



3rd Place and prize of 500 LVL
Dace Medne and Līga Melngaile, The Stockholm School of Economics in Riga
"How Does Tax Policy Influence the Economic Situation in Latvia?"
Supervisor: Oļegs Tkačevs



3rd Place and prize of 500 LVL
Līga Kotāne, University of Latvia
"Koka un tā izstrādājumu ārējās tirdzniecības analīze Latvijas eksporta struktūras pilnveidošanas kontekstā"



3rd Place and prize of 500 LVL
Madara Bogdāne and Anastasija Oļeiņika, The Stockholm School of Economics in Riga
Research paper "What Types of Investors Drive Commonality in Liquidity? Evidence from the Estonian Stock Market"
Supervisor: Tālis Putniņš 


Incentive bonus and prize of 400 LVL
Vladislavs Voicehovičs and Rihards Zauers
, The Stockholm School of Economics in Riga
Research paper "Labor Market Regional Evolutions in the EU and in the Baltic States"
Supervisor: Mārtiņš Kazāks 


All winners also received a special collectors coin - Stone coin.

The Bank of Latvia’s Student Scientific Research Paper Competition aims to promote study and analysis of Latvian macroeconomic problems. This is an annual competition (10th this year), and SSE Riga students are frequent winners in this competition:
In 2009  four out of five awards were won by SSE Riga students;
In 2010 three out of four awards were won by SSE Riga students;
In 2011  five out of six awards were won by SSE Riga students.

Congratulations to the authors and supervisors!
The Bank of Latvia videos used.
 


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