In focus


Nov 23
Venue: SSE Riga , Room W-32 | Event type: Everyone

Open Workshop by Prof. Tomasz Mickiewicz: Take Central Stage or Stand behind the Curtain? The Role of Experience in New Venture Creation and Angel Investment

Dr. Tomasz Mickiewicz is the 50th Anniversary Professor of Economics at Aston University, Birmingham; honorary research fellow at University College London; and associate editor of Regional Studies. His research is on how formal and informal institutions affect performance and entrepreneurship. Recent publications include papers in Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Journal of World Business and others.

Nov 27
Venue: SSE Riga , Room 303 | Event type: Everyone

Open Lecture by Martins Sulte, CEO and co-founder of Mintos: The global trends in financial technologies and how Latvia can participate

Martins Sulte is the CEO and co-founder of Mintos, an award-winning global online marketplace for loans, providing retail investors with an easy and transparent way to invest in loans originated by a variety of alternative lending companies around the world.

Martins Sulte is a graduate of SSE Riga (Class of 2006).

Nov 28
Venue: SSE Riga Soros auditorium | Event type: Everyone

Open Lecture by Bengt Westerberg: Does better welfare mean higher taxes?

In Sweden, to a large degree the welfare state has a universal design. Pre-school, education, health care, elderly care and social insurance is provided for all and paid by taxes. But many want better quality in the welfare sector, which points to higher taxes. This is advocated by some politicians. But others think the high taxes are the problem and reduce growth and productivity. So how should this equation be solved?

Bengt Westerberg, Dr Hon, Leader of the Liberal Party 1983-1995, Member of Parliament 1984-1994, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Social Affairs 1991-1994. In the capacity as Minister he introduced one of the biggest reforms ever for people with disabilities. Since 1995 he has had a number of commissions
Nov 29
Venue: SSE Riga Soros auditorium | Event type: Everyone

Open Lecture by Nicholas Shaxson: Offshore finance — golden goose or poisoned chalice?

SSE Riga kindly invites you to attend an open lecture by the British author, journalist and investigator Nicholas Shaxson.

Speaker Nicholas Shaxson is the author of the book Treasure Islands: Uncovering the Damage of Offshore Banking and Tax Havens, a book The Guardian called a “bombshell”. Nicholas has worked as a part-time writer and researcher for the Tax Justice Network, an expert-led lobbying group focused on the harmful impacts of tax avoidance, tax competition and tax havens. Shaxson’s articles have appeared in The Guardian, Foreign Affairs, Vanity Fair and other high-profile venues.

The presentation will be followed by a panel discussion.