Faculty Research

Faculty Research

SSE Riga's mission is to provide exceptional education in business and economics that fosters the economic and social development of the region and to contribute to state-of-the-art research and public debate in the School’s areas of competence.

SSE Riga professors are experienced educators and recognized experts within their field, and all of them are involved in research activities. Our professors are also highly sought-after speakers at conferences.

Core resident faculty includes academic personnel from Latvia, Lithuania, Sweden, Hungary, Denmark, France and the U.S. In addition to resident faculty, each year SSE Riga also involves over a dozen visiting professors and lecturers.

SSE Riga resident faculty regularly publish their research results, which are widely appreciated in Latvia as well as internationally and are often cited by the media. 


Some of our Faculty

Elīna Banziņa conducts research on second language speech perception and production, foreign accent modification and pronunciation teaching methodology.

Konstantīns Beņkovskis has expertise in applied econometrics, applied economics, econometric analysis and international economics.

Kata Fredheim conducts research on migration (inc. Ukrainian refugee integration), labour markets, strategic comms,  higher education,  and sustainable business development. 

Nicolas Gavoille's main research interests are in the field of political economy and public economics.

Morten Hansen’s interests are in macroeconomic issues in general and the euro, economic growth, monetary policy, and fiscal policy in particular.

Dmitrijs Kravčenko's primary research delves into the impact of collective knowledge on organizations and the perpetuation of information over time, while his secondary interest lies in exploring the impact of digital technologies on organizational design.

Xavier Landes's interests include business ethics; the welfare state and social policies (e.g. public insurance); regulation of markets; happiness studies; income, wealth, and health inequalities; environmental sustainability and climate change; multiculturalism and nationalism; and business ethics.

Agnes Lubloy’s studies financial stability, financial networks, application of network theory in economics, networks in healthcare systems and healthcare quality.

Anders Paalzow’s primary research interests cover macroeconomics, public economics, financial economics, and regional development.

Anete Pajuste studies corporate governance, company valuation, and stock market investing.

Tālis Putniņš's research expertise includes financial markets, financial market structure and regulation, insider trading, market manipulation, and financial economics.

Arnis Sauka conducts research on the shadow economy, competitiveness, and foreign investment.

Aivars Timofejevs studies entrepreneurial ecosystems, entrepreneurial support and its efficiency, regional development, internationalization and EU development, and real estate.

Zane Vārpiņa’s research examines demography and higher education trends.

Additional information on publications may be found on the section Faculty Publications.


Discussion Events

Many discussion events with the involvement of SSE Riga faculty take place throughout the study year. Most of them are open to the general public and free of charge. The aim of such events is to present research output and encourage lively debate and exchange of ideas. 

In addition to this, SSE Riga frequently hosts public lectures and conferences with prominent local and international speakers.

The overall mission of SSE Riga is broader than just being a business school. We want SSE Riga to be an open arena that plays a role in Baltic public life and we do not hesitate to focus on controversial matters.

— Anders Paalzow
SSE Riga Rector
Kata Fredheim
Executive Vice President of Partnerships and Strategy and an Associate Professor. BSc Courses: Economic Anthropology; Market Research; Global Challenges. Read More