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Dr.oec. Karlis Ketners is Director of Budget Policy Development Department at Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Latvia.

In 1999 obtained Scientific Degree of Doctor in Economics from Habilitation and Promotion Council H-09 of Riga Technical University. Prior to that, Kārlis Ketners earned his Master in Engineering Economics (M.Sc.Ing) (magna cum laude) at Riga Technical University. Dr. Karlis Ketners has extensive experience in BA School of Business and Finance, Riga Technical university from 1997 providing different courses related to taxation, tax planning, national economy, investment policy matters. Also Dr. Ketners has extensive practical experience in public sector including position of State Secretary and Deputy State Secretary in Strategic Planning and Resource Management Issues at Ministry of Health of the Republic of Latvia (2015.-2017.); Director of State Budget department of Ministry of Finance the Republic of Latvia (2004 -2006), Director General of State Revenue Service of the Republic of Latvia (2003-2004). Prior to that in 1998 – 2003 Dr.oec. K.Ketners served as civil servant in system of Ministry of Finance as head of International Transaction Unit at National Tax Board; Counsellor to the Minister of Finance in fiscal policy, tax policy, financial affairs and head of Tax Methodology Unit at Tax Policy Department of Ministry of Finance amongst others. Currently K. Ketners is also Member of the Board of Riga Stradins University.