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Current Projects

Project Researchers Funded
Digitalization issues in national accounts: digital intermediary platforms in Latvia (2021-2022) Sergejs Gubins, Anna Pļuta, Marija Krūmiņa Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia
“Micro-level responses to socio-economic challenges in face of global uncertainties” (Global2Micro) (2021-2023) Nicolas Gavoille, Marija Krūmiņa, Anna Zasova European Economic Area (EEA) countries (Iceland and Lichtenstein) and Norway grants for the period 2014–2021
"Economic Integration of the Nordic-Baltic Region through Labour, Innovation, Investments and Trade" (LIFT) (2021-2023) Nicolas Gavoille, Marija Krūmiņa, Jānis Upenieks European Economic Area (EEA) countries (Iceland and Lichtenstein) and Norway grants for the period 2014–2021
State Research Programme "Reducing the Shadow Economy to Ensure Sustainable Development of the Latvian State", project "Researching the Shadow Economy in Latvia (RE:SHADE)" (2020-2022) Arnis Sauka, Tālis Putniņš, Anna Zasova, Nicolas Gavoille, Dimitrijs Kravčenko, Andris Saulītis, Juris Stinka, Friederik Schneider, Colin Williams Latvian Council of Science
Remigration and brain gain in Latvia (2018 - 2022) Anders Paalzow, Marija Krūmiņa, Anna Pļuta, Zane Vārpiņa, Kata Fredheim, Aivars Timofejevs, Nellija Titova, Anna Elizabete Griķe Latvian Council of Science
InTEL: Institutions and Tax Enforcement in Latvia (2018-2021) Nicolas Gavoille, Vitalijs Jascisens, Arnis Sauka, Anna Zasova, Anna Pļuta, Marija Krūmiņa Latvian Council of Science
EUROMOD: developing a micro-simulation model of the Latvian economy using EU SILC data. Since year 2010 Anna Zasova, Anna Pļuta DG Employment
Global Entrepreneurship Monitor: annual monitoring of the developments in entrepreneurial activity in Latvia. Since year 2006 Marija Krūmiņa Stockholm School of Economics in Riga


Recently completed projects

Project Researchers Funded
Excise Tax Policy in the Baltic Countries: Alcoholic Beverages, Soft Drinks and Tobacco Products (2020) Anna Pļuta, Mihails Hazans, Irēna Emīlia Švilpe, Anna Zasova, Arnis Sauka Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Development of a methodology for expanding the range of territorial statistics (2019-2020) Sergejs Gubins, Anna Zasova, Marija Krūmiņa, Anna Pļuta Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia
Merging Latvian EUROMOD with CGE model (2017-2019) Anna Pļuta, Anna Zasova, Oļegs Matvejevs The Bank of Latvia

Estimating budget and social costs of psychoactive substance abuse in Latvia (2018)

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Anna Pļuta, Anna Zasova Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
Developing e-learning study material on fighting undeclared economy (2017-2018) Arnis Sauka, Anna Zasova The Latvian School of Public Administration
National Research Programme “Innovation and sustainable development: Latvia's post-crisis experience in a global context (SUSTINNO)”. (2014-2017) Alf Vanags (until 2016), Marija Krūmiņa, Tālis Putniņš, Anna Zasova, Anna Pļuta, Sergejs Gubins. State budget
Taskforce on fighting inequality in Latvia. (In co-operation with SSE Riga and SSE Riga Centre for Media Studies). (2017-2018) Anna Pļuta and Anna Zasova SSE Riga Centre for Media Studies
EUROMOD extension to indirect taxation (2017) Anna Zasova (in collaboration with ISER, University of Essex) European Commission

Effective social harmonization as a boost for employability in times of demographic changes (2016) 

The Policy brief "European Pillar of Social Rights and Social Harmonization in the Eyes of Latvian Stakeholders" by Ieva Moore

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Ieva Moore (Alf Vanags - until 2016).

Nordic Council of Ministers.

The Project was lead by CASE - Center for Social and Economic Research, based in Warsaw.

The rise of the dual labour market: fighting precarious employment in the new member states through industrial relations (PRECARIR) (2015)  Alf Vanags, Marija Krūmiņa, Māra Bukovska, Linda Vildava DG Employment


Older projects

Project Researchers Funded
The EU Reference Budgets Network project (2014-2015) Alf Vanags, Ieva Moore, Lelde Jākobsone DG Employment
Radio Broadcasting in Latvia - economic analysis (2014) Alf Vanags, Anna Pļuta, Marija Krūmiņa NEPLP
Tax System Reform in Latvia (2013-2014). Final report in english latvian Alf Vanags, Anna Zasova, Anna Pļuta, Marija Krūmiņa Ministry of Economics
What happened to wages in Latvia’s "internal devaluation"? (2014) Alf Vanags, Andrejs Semjonovs, Anna Zasova European Court of Auditors
Development of an open, rule-based, predictable, non-discriminatory trading system Alf Vanags, Maija Kāle and Marija Grjazniha EuropeAid
Expert Evaluation network on the performance of cohesion policy 2007-2013 Alf Vanags, Ieva Moore and Ieva Valtmane DG Regio
Background on monitoring labour market developments in the EU: Latvia correspondent Alf Vanags and Lelde Jākobsone DG Employment
WEESP – Webtools for Evaluated Employment Services Practices (2012) Alf Vanags and Marija Grjazniha DG Employment
Latvia Competitiveness Report ( 2010-2012) Alf Vanags, Anders Paalzow, Zane Cunska, Konstantins Benkovskis, Krišjānis Krustiņš and Christian Ketels LR State Chancellery
EU Skills Panorama. Collection, analysis and processing of skills anticipation (2012) Alf Vanags and Ieva Moore DG Employment
Health at Work (2008-2012) Alf Vanags, Ieva Moore, Marija Krūmiņa and Natalija Snapkauskaite 7th Framework Programme
Evaluation of state enterprises in Latvia (2011-2012) Talis Putniņš and Alf Vanags LR State Chancellery
Cost benefit analysis of public libraries in Latvia (2011-2012) Alf Vanags State Agency „Kulturās Informācijas sistēmas” 
Macroeconomic model: assessment of the impact of the EU funds in Latvia (2011) Alf Vanags and Anna Zasova Finance Ministry
Cohesion policy priorities 2014-20 (2011) Alf Vanags, Marija Krūmiņa and Lelde Jākobsone Finance Ministry
Modelling the impact of EU Funds in Bulgaria (2011) Alf Vanags and Anna Zasova Bulgarian Cabinet of Ministers
Evaluation of guidelines for NCM Nordic Co-operation with the Baltic states & NW-Russia (2011) Alf Vanags and Ieva Moore Nordic Council of Ministers
Cargo Transport and Infrastructure in Latvia, Lithuania and Russia (2011) Alf Vanags and Vladimir Racejevs Stena Line Scandinavia AB
Measures for social inclusion of the elderly: case studies from Latvia and Lithuania (2010-2011) Marija Krūmiņa and Alf Vanags Eurofound
Budget and Non-budget Social Costs of Drug Abuse in Latvia in 2008 (2010) Alf Vanags and Anna Zasova Centre of Health Economics
Economic Development of Ukraine: An Analytical Report (2009) Anna Zasova and Alf Vanags Swedbank

First Latvia's Creative Industries Overview (2007)

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Anda Miķelsone, Alfs Vanags, Sergejs Gubins Ministry of Culture of Latvia
RICAFE2:  Knowledge based entrepreneurship (2006-2009) Vyacheslav Dombrovsky, Alf Vanags and Olga Rastrigina 6th  Framework Programme
CRIPREDE:  Research and technological development in backward regions (2006-2009) Alf Vanags and Zane Cunska 6th  Framework Programme



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