31 episodes

All guests are experts in a particular field, from CEOs and artists in the Baltics to media strategists and leading researchers from around the globe. Listeners get a glimpse into their lives and insights about their respective fields, be they economics, banking, media and others.

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All guests are experts in a particular field, from CEOs and artists in the Baltics to media strategists and leading researchers from around the globe. Listeners get a glimpse into their lives and insights about their respective fields, be they economics, banking, media and others.

    Matti Anttonen: What can we learn from Finland

    Matti Anttonen: What can we learn from Finland

    In this conversation, Mike Collier spoke to Matti Anttonen, State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland about some of the things for which Finland is renowned, including its educational system, its huge role in global telecoms and its shrewd way of managing relations with its neighbors. But there's also time given to considering the benefits of broad-based training and experience in a world where specialization is increasingly recommended.

    • 33 min
    What do graduates do?

    What do graduates do?

    Migration has played an important role in the economies and societies of the Baltic states over recent decades. How has this affected the worldviews and future hopes of young people? Two researchers decided to find out by asking them as part of a long-term project which is producing interesting results.

    • 40 min
    Valery Tsepkalo: Building a hi-tech hub

    Valery Tsepkalo: Building a hi-tech hub

    Our guest Valery Tsepkalo is known for many reasons, including his expertise in developing technology hubs. In this interview he explains how, under his supervision, in a mere 10 years the Belarus Hi-Tech Park grew from a pilot start-up project to one of the largest IT clusters in Europe.

    • 46 min
    Liva Zorgenfreija: A look at the current economic situation

    Liva Zorgenfreija: A look at the current economic situation

    We hear many opinions about the ongoing economic situation. Are we facing a financial crisis or not? Is there enough government support in the wake of the COVID crisis? Will we soon have high inflation? In this podcast, Liva Zorgenfreija, Chief Economist of Swedbank, answers these and other questions facing the economy.

    • 41 min
    Andris Kotans: Insights in the world of investment funds

    Andris Kotans: Insights in the world of investment funds

    Andris Kotans, an experienced asset manager, explains the basics of investment funds and how they work. He talks about smart investment and why ethical decisions matter even in the highly competitive financial markets.

    • 39 min
    Martins Kazaks: What role do central banks play?

    Martins Kazaks: What role do central banks play?

    Martins Kazaks, the Governor of the Central Bank of Latvia has been a student and teacher of economics for more than 20 years and became Latvian central bank governor in 2019. In this podcast he talks about the role the Central Bank plays in society, what day-to-day operations it performs and how the European Central Bank works thanks to contributions from across the eurozone.

    • 34 min

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