Andris SaulītisResearch Associate
Andris Saulītis received his MA in Social Anthropology from The New School (New York, USA) and PhD in sociology from the European University Institute in Florence, Italy (thesis title: Can a Nudge Make Debtors Budge? Four Field Experiments on Payment Reminders). He focuses on household financial behaviour and experimental methodology. He works on both qualitative and quantitative projects to study individual behaviour and how social contexts influence financial decisions.
Currently, Andris is involved in the 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) funded by the Latvian Science Council. He is the leader of the Work package 2, which focuses on the reasons for the willingness of people to pay taxes by analysing factors that stem from the shadow economy and create preconditions for unfair competition, social inequality and insufficient protection of some population groups.