Magnus Piirits

Labour & Social Policy

Magnus is passionate about modelling – when Excel was conquered, he took the data processing programme Stata and started modelling the Estonian pension system. In his everyday work Magnus likes to develop his programming skills, e.g. with programmes like MatLab and Gauss. Magnus is a person of numbers and his special skill is implementing quantitative research methods and drawing conclusions based on numbers. Until now his main work has focused on modelling and analysing the pension system.

Magnus joined Praxis after finishing his Master’s studies in 2014. His Master’s thesis, which has been acknowledged by Estonian Academy of Sciences and Eesti Pank, is on the generational effects of Estonian pension system. Magnus is continuing his studies at doctorate level at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration at the University of Tartu.

He is a driven and open-minded junior analyst, who between work and studies likes to do Estonian traditional dancing. Magnus has been doing wrestling for 18 years and has achieved podium places in Estonian Championships. This is a perfect example of his commitment and desire to achieve. Magnus speaks English and a little Russian.