Curriculum Vitae

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EDUCATION

Ph.D. in Economics, Duke University, Expected completion: May 2017

Committee: Patrick Bayer (chair), Yi (Daniel) Xu, James Roberts, Christopher Timmins

Job Market Paper:Is Healthy Food a Luxury for the Low-Income Households in the U.S.?

M.A. in Economics (terminal), Duke University, 2012

B.Sc. in Economics and Business Administration, Stockholm School of Economics in Riga, 2009

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Public Economics, Health Economics, Industrial Organization

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

Duke University, Department of Economics

Teaching Assistant, Managerial Economics (MBA), Fuqua School of Business, Summer 2016

Teaching Assistant, Global Institutions and Environments (MBA), Fuqua School of Business, Summer 2015

Instructor, Computational Econometrics with R and Matlab (Graduate), Department of Economics, Summer 2015

Research Assistant, Professor Patrick Bayer, Department of Economics, 2013 – present

Tutor, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Econometrics, Duke University, Fall 2013 – Summer 2016

Research Assistant, Professor Christopher Timmins, Department of Economics, 2011 – 2012

Teaching Assistant, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics and Regulatory Reform (Executive education for government employees),
Sanford School of Public Policy, Fall 2010 – Spring 2012

Stockholm School of Economics in Riga

Head Teaching Assistant, Financial Economics (Undergraduate), Spring 2009 – Spring 2010

Teaching Assistant, International Economics (Undergraduate), Fall 2008

Teaching Assistant, Statistics (Undergraduate), Fall 2007

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Project Manager, Big data analytics consulting, Information Initiative @ Duke, Duke University,
Summer 2016

Senior Economist, Central Bank of Latvia, Riga, Spring 2008 – Summer 2010

Economist, Central Bank of Latvia, Riga, Summer 2007 – Spring 2008

HONORS AND AWARDS

Summer Research Fellowship, Department of Economics, Duke University, Summer 2016

Summer Research Fellowship, Graduate School, Duke University, Summer 2014

Graduate Fellowship, Department of Economics, Duke University, 2012 – 2013

Tuition Scholarship, Graduate School, Duke University, 2012 – present

Master’s Scholar, Department of Economics, Duke University, 2010 – 2012

Best Teaching Assistant of the year, Stockholm School of Economics in Riga, 2009

CONFERENCES

Spanish Economic Association, Bilbao, Spain, December 2016 (scheduled)

Royal Economic Society, London, United Kingdom, January 2017 (scheduled)

ADDITIONAL SKILLS

Languages: Russian (native), Latvian (native), English (fluent), French (intermediate)

Computer Skills: R, MATLAB, STATA, ArcGIS, Python, Mathematica, M.S. Office, LaTeX