Professionals from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, this offer is for you! Apply for the Riga Graduate School of Law specialised course in International Economics until 19 December.
The course will take place throughout January 2022. It has 32 teaching hours consisting of lectures and seminars. Course sessions will take place via Zoom. All course participants will have access to the RGSL study portal, where course materials will be available. Participants are expected to fulfil the assignments as well as pass an exam to be rewarded with 1.5 ECTS for course completion.
International Economics course combines the most important aspects of international trade, trade policy tools and monetary economics. First part analyses gains from trade and resulting income redistribution between economic agents (in the short run and in the long run) by revising main trade models (Ricardo, Heckscher-Ohlin, Pure Exchange, Immobile Factor, Specific Factor). Second part reviews main trade policies (import tariff, import quota, export subsidy, export tax) in a large and small country environments, analyzes its gains and losses to economic agents (with and without externalities), and how these trade policies might be replicated with domestic policies. Third part presents the impact of exchange rate movements on international trade flows by employing tools of Mundell-Fleming model.
The course will be taught by Olegs Krasnopjorovs, who got a PhD in Economics (subfield of Econometrics) from the University of Latvia. Before he got a Master's Degree in Economics (Mathematical Economics) and Bachelor's Degree (Analytical Economics) from the University of Latvia. Moreover, he graduated several study courses in macroeconomics and econometrics in Austria, Germany, Switzerland and the UK.
Olegs Krasnopjorovs won several competitions for young economists, later – participated in European Central Bank working groups and in international conferences. He has expert rights in the field of Economics from Latvian Council of Science, he is a member of Strategic Management Council in education research of the Ministry of Education and Science, as well as a Deputy Director of University of Latvia Productivity Institute (“LV PEAK”). Author of several Bank of Latvia working papers and more than 100 publicistic articles.
Olegs research interests cover the topics of labour market, inflation forecasting, productivity, structural reform impact on economic growth and convergence, as well as analysis of education quality. He participates in drafting Latvia's macroeconomic projections and in negotiations with international institutions.
Olegs Krasnopjorovs is also actively engaged in young economists training by supervising internships at Latvijas Banka, lecturing at the University of Latvia (Faculty of Business, Administration and Economics) and supervising graduation papers in Stockholm School of Economics in Riga.
Eligible candidates for RGSL online specialised courses are professionals from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, with at least two years of work experience in the public sector, non-governmental organisations or academia. Prerequisite knowledge is a background in Microeconomics and Macroeconomics, as well as in Excel calculus.
All specialised online courses are free of charge. The project is implemented in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia and the United States government.