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I am a PhD candidate at the European University Institute (EUI), Department of Political and Social Sciences, and I am interested in questions related to gender inequality in labour markets. My current research focuses on estimating wage returns to birth postponement across countries and over time. 

My training is in international economics, and prior to joining the EUI I worked as economist at the Central Bank of Latvia where my major responsibilities included analysis and forecast of national balance of payments, foreign trade and international investment position. 

During my stay at the EUI, I plan to broaden my understanding of the interplay between social capital and performance of the economic activity within a society. 

Apart from my current research, I enjoy learning new languages (at present – Italian and French), mastering statistical software packages such as Stata and R and doing sports.