Guest lecture by Board Member of the Economists Association 2010 Mārtiņš Bondars on the 13th of April. Currently, Mārtiņš Bondars is Chairman of the Board at the advisory company PBK Ltd. Prior to that, Mr. Bondars has been President and Chairman of the Board of Latvijas Krajbanka, Head of the President's office, Head of the Prime Minister's office. He has a masters from Harvard University, a BA from Lakeland College as well as studied theoretical mathematics at University of Latvia. He has also served as Board member at Spyker Cars, Chairman of the Supervisory Council of Latvian Basketball Association, Board Member of International School of Latvia. In the lecture, Mārtiņš Bondars had a conversation about us and finance. Guest lecture by the Expert on Macroeconomics in the SEB Bank in Latvia Dainis Gašpuitis on the 13th of April. Dainis Gašpuitis currently works as the Expert on Macroeconomics in the SEB Bank in Latvia and is widely known all around Latvia as a professional in the field. His job responsibilities include analyzing and regularly commenting on Latvian and the World’s economic situation. Prior to this position, he worked in the Bank of Latvia, in the Department of International Relations. In the guest lecture, he spoke about current Latvia’s and the World’s economic perspectives. In addition, he focused on the usage of economics knowledge in real life. Students had an opportunity to get involved in the discussion and ask questions. Guest lecture by the Head of Brokerage Latvia of LHV Bank Māris Rambaks on the 12th of April Māris Rambaks was appointed the Head of Brokerage Latvia of LHV Bank in 2005 and is responsible for developing the banks investments business in Latvia. During this time he has also participated in various investment conferences and seminars, and has frequently appeared in media with his commentary on the financial markets. In the guest lecture, he talked about capital as one of the factors of production under microeconomic theory and the determinants of the supply and demand for capital. He also described how firms can raise capital in financial markets in order to expand operations and fund new projects. Finally, he explained what happens after firms have raised capital and how financial instruments are being traded in secondary markets. These lectures are organized as a part of microeconomics and macroeconomics courses in the Riga Graduate School of Law.