Oļegs Baranovs is the senior researcher at the Latvian Academy of Sciences European Policy Studies Institute. He is also a senior analyst at the Analytical Service at the Ministry of Economics and a member of the Economic Policy Committee of the European Council of Ministers. In 1979 he graduated from the University of Latvia with an economist-mathematicians diploma. In 1987, he received a Doctoral degree in economics from the University of Vilnius, which, in 1993, with the decision of the University of Latvias Habilitation and Promotion Council, was equated with the Doctor of Economics degree (Dr.oec.). Trained in Aarhus University (Denmark) and University of London, has added knowledge in the USA, Japan, Canada, Austria, etc. More than 10 scientific papers. He has supervised bachelor, masters and doctoral studies at the University of Latvia and BA School of Business and Finance. The chairman of the commission of the masters thesis study program "Management" of the sub-program International Economics and Business and the Masters study program International Relations (Economics) at the University of Latvia (since 2015). Participated in the research projects of the Ministry of Welfare of the Republic of Latvia, State Joint Stock Company Latvijas dzelzceļš, Latvian Aviation Association, etc. The Ministry of Economics is working with macroeconomic analysis, co-ordination of the economic policy of the European Union, and coordinates economic cooperation with the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development. To perform the function of the editor of the Report on the Latvian Economy of the
Ministry of Economics. The main research interests of Oļegs Baranovs include analysis of the economic development of Latvia and the European Union, productivity development and its promotion policy, as well as issues of the European Semester.