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Aldis Austers (M.A.I.S.)

Guest Lecturer
Contemporary World History

Contacts

E-mail: office@rgsl.edu.lv

M.A.I.S., Master of Advanced International Studies (Vienna Diplomatic Academy, 1998)
Engineer in Foreign Economic Relations Management (Riga Technical University, 1995)

Significant Professional Experience

  • Researcher at the Latvian International Relations Institute, since 2013
  • Counsellor of the Bank of Latvia in Brussels, 2004-2011
  • Diplomat at the Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 1995-2002

Current research

  • Doctoral thesis on interplay between monetary reforms and political performance in the Baltic States
  • Publications on political economic issues, migration, international economic developments, European Union governance

Publications

  • “The European Exit Games of 2016 – Brexi and Grexit,” in Latvian Foreing and Security Policy Yearbook 2016, eds. Andris Sprūds and Ilvija Bruģe (Latvian Institute of International Affairs, 2016)
  • “Latvia: Permanent Departure,” in Brain Drain – Brain Gain: European Labour Markets in Times of Crisis, ed. Alexander Schellinger (The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, 2015)
  • “Refugee’s crisis – yet another ‘Achilles’ heel’ of the European integration project?” in Riga Conference Papers 2015 “Towards Reassurance and Solidarity in the Euro-Atlantic Community,” eds. Andris Sprūds, Kārlis Bukovskis (Latvian Institute of International Affairs, 2015)
  • “The Economic Impact of Intra-EU Mobility of People on the Destination and Sending Countries. Review of Relevant Research Papers,” (background document for the conference “How to Improve Intra-European Mobility and Circular Migration? Fostering Diaspora Engagement”, Riga, May 11-12, 2015)
  • “Latvia’s Western Economic Diplomacy: Achievement, Constraints, and Challenges,” in Economic Diplomacy of the Baltic States, eds.Andris Sprūds and Kārlis Bukovskis (Latvian Institute of International Affairs, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung 2014)
  • “Juxtaposing Economic and Societal Security: Lessons from Latvia,” in Ten Years in the Euro-Atlantic Community: Riga Conference Papers 2014(Latvian Institute of International Affairs, 2014)
  • How great is Latvias success story? in Intereconomics (Volume 49, Issue 4, July/August 2014, DOI 10.1007/s10272-014-0504-0)

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