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Project Conference: The economic integration of the Nordic-Baltic region through labour, innovation, investments, trade - LIFT

Dear colleague

We invite you to participate in the conference of the project „The economic integration of the Nordic-Baltic region through labour, innovation, investments, trade - LIFT“ on the 16th of December, Friday, 10-16.30.

The aim of the project is to study the historical performance and estimate the potential for the economic integration of the Nordic-Baltic region via labour migration, technology transfer, foreign direct investments and capital mobility, and trade of both physical goods and services. The project consortium is led by Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (Lithuania) with the University of Tartu (Estonia), the Institute of Transport Economics (Norway), the University of Latvia (Latvia), and the Baltic International Centre for Economic Policy Studies (BICEPS, Latvia) as research partners.

The conference will take place via Zoom, and for participation, please register here. Upon registration, the Zoom link will be sent to your e-mail.

https://ut-ee.zoom.us/w/94350168068

Meeting ID: 943 5016 8068

Passcode: 178919

 

We will be most grateful if you can find time to participate in the conference.

 

16 December 2022

Online in Zoom and University of Tartu Delta Centre

Programme

All times are by Eastern European Time (Vilnius/Riga/Tartu)

 

9:45-10:00

Gathering; video on Delta Centre

   

10:00-10:15

Jaan Masso, head of the LIFT project Tartu team (University of Tartu)
Raul Eamets, Dean of the Faculty of 
Social Sciences (University of Tartu)

Opening remarks

 

Session 1: labour market developments in the Nordic-Baltic region
Chair: Manuela Tvaronavičienė

10:15-10:35

Mihails Hazans, Jaan Masso, Tiiu Paas

Personality traits and supervisory responsibilities: Comparative evidence from Latvia and Estonia

10:35-10:55

Nicolas Gavoille, Mihails Hazans

Personality traits, remote work and productivity

10:55-11:15

Liis Roosaar, Jaan Masso, Rasmus Bøgh Holmen

The effects of acquisitions on wages: Does the FDI's country of origin matter?

11:15-11:30

Discussant: Kadri Männasoo, Taltech

Q&A

11:30-11:40

Coffee/tea break

 

Session 2: factors of firm performance – trade, FDI, innovation
Chair: Liis Roosaar

 

11:40-12:00

Gaygysyz Ashyrov, Nicolas Gavoille, Rasmus Bøgh Holmen, Jaan Masso, Kjetil Haukas

FDI and productivity in the Nordic and Baltic countries

12:00-12:20

Amaresh Kumar Tiwari, Nicolas Gavoille, Rasmus Bøgh Holmen, Jaan Masso

Learning by Exporting: A Cross-Country Comparison

12:20-12:40

Giedrė Lapinskienė, Askoldas Podviezko, Manuela Tvaronavičienė

Assessment of International Technology Transfers for Nordic-Baltic region

12:40-13:00

Per Botolf Maurset

Trade and FDI

13:00-13:20

Discussant: Konstantins Benkovskis, Bank of Latvia

Q&A

13:20-14:00

Lunch break– videos on Tartu, Estonia

Session 3: regional integration in Baltic and Nordic countries
Chair:  Tiiu Paas

 

14:00-14:20

Rasmus Bøgh Holmen, Arunas Burinskas, Nicolas Gavoille, Jaan Masso

Internationalization in the Baltic Regional Accounts

14:20-14:40

Luca Alfieri, Anastasia Sinitsyna

The effects of financial similarity in remittances: the case for the Nordic-Baltic region

14:40-15:00

Agnė Šimelytė, Manuela Tvaronavičienė

Barriers and performance drivers of successful technology transfer: Case of Nordic-Baltic countries"

15:00-15:20

Anastasia Sinitsyna, Iuliia Trabskaia , Tõnis Mets, Raul Eamets, Tiit Tammaru

Immigrant Entrepreneurship: The Role of Ethnolinguistic Characteristics and Migration Policy Selection

15:20-15:40

Discussant: Valdonė Darškuvienė; ISM University of Management and Economics

Q&A

15:40-16:00

Jaan Masso (University of Tartu)

Closing remarks

 

The project "The economic integration of the Nordic-Baltic region through Labour, innovation, investments, trade - LIFT" is funded by the EEA and Norway Grants See for more information: https://sisu.ut.ee/lift

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Jaan Masso
Faculty of Social Sciences
School of Economics and Business Administration
Programme Director MA Quantitative Economics, English-taught
Narva mnt 18-4021

School of Economics and Business Administration
Chair of Economic Modelling
Head of Chair, Associate Professor in Applied Econometrics 0.9 p
Narva mnt 18–4021
+372 737 6395
Jaan Masso
Faculty of Social Sciences
School of Economics and Business Administration
Programme Director MA Quantitative Economics, English-taught
Narva mnt 18-4021

School of Economics and Business Administration
Chair of Economic Modelling
Head of Chair, Associate Professor in Applied Econometrics 0.9 p
Narva mnt 18–4021
+372 737 6395
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