Podcast: Central bank governor Mārtiņš Kazāks on the role of central banks and the ECB

We are pleased to bring you another of the podcasts produced by the Stockholm School of Economics in Rīga in which LSM editor Mike Collier talks to guests who are experts in a particular field, from CEOs and artists to media strategists and researchers.

This time the guest is Mārtiņš Kazāks, an economist who last year became the new governor of the Latvian central bank, Latvijas banka. Mārtiņš outlines the work of central banks and how each eurozone country gets a say at meetings of the European Central Bank as well as various other topics including his firm belief that the central bank should work for the benefit of the public as a whole.

He holds a BSc in Economics from University of Latvia, Diploma in Economics from University of Cambridge, MSc (with Distinction) and PhD in Economics from Queen Mary University of London.

He has been a lecturer and an assistant professor at Stockholm School of Economics in Riga from 1996 to 2008. Mārtiņš was a member of the Strategic Analysis Commission from 2006 to 2011, a think tank under the auspices of the President of the Republic of Latvia. From 2014 until 2019 he was a member of the Fiscal Council of Latvia.

The audio version of the podcast "Person of Interest" is also available on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.
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