Beņkovskis Konstantīns

Beņkovskis Konstantīns

Associate Professor. BSc Courses: Econometrics; International Economics; Economics Specialization. Assisting in BSc courses Statistics; Market Research Department of Economics

Konstantins Benkovskis got a PhD in Economics from the University of Latvia in 2006. His current research activities focus in studies of international trade, non-price competitiveness, and global value chains. Konstantins Benkovskis combines lecturing at Stockholm School of Economics in Riga with an adviser position in the Monetary Policy Department of the Bank of Latvia. He is also the active member of the ESCB Competitiveness Research Network (CompNet).


Education

Dr. oec., Latvijas Universitāte, branch – economics, subbranch – econometrics

Research interests
International trade, Global Value Chains (GVC), productivity and resource allocation, CGE modelling


Publications in refereed journals

Benkovskis, K. and Wörz, J. (2016). Non-Price Competitiveness of Exports from Emerging, Empirical Economics, 51(2), 707-735. http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s00181-015-1015-y

Benkovskis, K., Bērziņa, S., and Zorgenfreija, L. (2016). Evaluation of Latvia’s re-exports using firm-level trade data, Baltic Journal of Economics, 16(1), 1-20. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/1406099X.2016.1163891

Benkovskis, K. and Wörz, J. (2015). A Summary Measure for Price and Non-Price Competitiveness for ASEAN+3, Asian Economic Journal, 29(2), 165-180. http://hdl.handle.net/10.1111/asej.12053

Benkovskis, K. and Wörz, J. (2014). How does taste and quality impact on import prices? Review of World Economics, 150(4), 665-691. http://hdl.handle.net/10.1007/s10290-014-0196-3

Benkovskis, K. and Fadejeva, L. (2014). The effect of VAT rate on inflation in Latvia: evidence from CPI microdata, Applied Economics, 46(21), 2520-2533. http://hdl.handle.net/10.1080/00036846.2014.904492

Benkovskis, K., Pastušenko, J., and Wörz, J. (2014). Assessing the Full Extent of Trade Integration between the EU and Russia – A Global Value Chain Perspective, Focus on European Economic Integration, 3, 31-47. https://www.oenb.at/dam/jcr:b7861511-4539-4a6d-a20f-e52747b704f8/feei_2014_q3_studies_woerz.pdf

Benkovskis, K., Fadejeva, L., and Wörz, J. (2013). How Important Is Total Factor Productivity for Growth in Central, Eastern and Southeastern European Countries? Focus on European Economic Integration, 1, 8-27. https://www.oenb.at/dam/jcr:c884bea9-c348-4367-9706-62fca943ee61/feei_2013_q1_studies_benkovskis_tcm16-253777.pdf

Benkovskis, K., Fadejeva, L., and Kalnberzina, K. (2012). Price setting behaviour in Latvia: Econometric evidence from CPI micro data, Economic Modelling, 29(6), 2115-2124. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0264999312002246

Benkovskis, K. (2012). Competitiveness of Latvia's exporters, Baltic Journal of Economics, 12(2), 17-45. http://biceps.org/assets/docs/bje/Benkovskis_0.pdf

Benkovskis, K. and Wörz, J. (2012). Non-Price Competitiveness Gains of Central, Eastern and Southeastern European Countries in the EU Market, Focus on European Economic Integration, 3, 27-47. https://www.oenb.at/dam/jcr:a31148eb-6824-4365-b8e8-fab5e29d5d14/feei_2012_q3_studies2_tcm16-249596.pdf

Benkovskis K. and Rimgailaite R. (2011). The Quality and Variety of Exports from the New EU Member States: Evidence from Very Disaggregated Data, Economics of Transition, 19(4), 2011, 723-747. http://hdl.handle.net/10.1111/j.1468-0351.2011.00423.x

Benkovskis, K., Bessonovs, A., Feldkircher, M., and Wörz J. (2011). The Transmission of Euro Area Monetary Shocks to the Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary: Evidence from a FAVAR Model, Focus on European Economic Integration, 3, 2011, 8-27. https://www.oenb.at/dam/jcr:d689d891-d092-4666-bb54-ef539875ef10/feei_2011_q3_studies_01_tcm16-237365.pdf


Book chapters

Benkovskis, K. and Wörz, J. (2016). Non-price components of market share gains: evidence for EU countries, In: Belka, M., Nowotny, E., Samecki, P, and Ritzberger-Grunwald, D. (Eds.) Boosting European Competitiveness, Edward Elgar Publishing, in press.

Benkovskis, K. and Wörz, J. (2015). The Interpretation of Changes in Global Market Shares: Adding the Global Value Chain Dimension, In: Amador, J., Baldwin R., and di Mauro, F. (Eds.) The Age of Global Value Chains: Maps and Policy Implications, VoxEU book. http://voxeu.org/content/age-global-value-chains-maps-and-policy-issues


VoxEU blogs

di Mauro, F., Benkovskis, K., De Pinto, S, and Grazioli, M. (2016) Fighting ‘currency wars’ with blanks: The limited role of exchange rates in export competitiveness. VoxEU blog, June 29: http://voxeu.org/article/limited-role-exchange-rates-export-competitiveness