Sergejs Gubins is Research Fellow at BICEPS. He holds a PhD degree in Economics from the VU University Amsterdam. He was a Postdoctoral Researcher at Bocconi University, Milan, before returning to Latvia as a Senior Research Fellow at the non-profit think-tank Certus. Gubins has a number of research papers published in peer-reviewed economic journals. Currently, there are several papers submitted to journals in a revise-and- resubmit stage. While at Certus, Gubins wrote on various policy-related economic topics. Among other, he wrote demographic projection study in which he assessed potential migration flows to and from Latvia through economic determinants. He has an extensive experience in analysis of large databases on individual-level. Gubins has received a number of awards for outstanding research and scholarships including the Huygens scholarship from the Dutch Government.
PhD, University of Rennes 1
- Political economy
- Public economics
Nicolas Gavoille is Associate Professor at SSE Riga and a Research Fellow at BICEPS. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Rennes 1, France, and is a member of the European Public Choice Society, of the French Economic Association and of the Condorcet Center for Political Economy. Nicolas’ main research interests are in the field of public economics, labour economics, and political economy.
He published articles in peer-reviewed journals such as the European Economic Review, the European Journal of Political Economy, IMF Economic Review, Public Choice, Economics Letters, the International Review of Law and Economics, and the Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics.
• PhD student in Economics, University of Latvia, since October 2013;
• MA of Social Science in Mathematical Economics, University of Latvia, June 2013;
• BA of Social Science in Analytical Economics, University of Latvia, June 2011.
- Tax–benefit microsimulation
Phone: (+371) 67015873
- Tax evasion
- Tax-benefit microsimulation
- Income inequality
- Dr.oec., University of Latvia, 2012