Anders Paalzow holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the Stockholm School of Economics. Anders Paalzow’s primary research interests cover macroeconomics, public economics, financial economics, and regional development. He serves in several European and national public advisory boards and is an expert in competitiveness and regional development for Latvia and the Baltic Sea Region. He also serves as Chairman of the Board for the Baltic International Centre of Economic Policy Studies (BICEPS) and Connect Latvia.

The Latvian Academy of Sciences facilitates the development of sciences, carries out scientific research and collaborates with other academies of sciences and scientific organisations in Europe and the world.