Karsten Staehr is a professor of international and public finance at Tallinn University of Technology and is also working as a part-time research supervisor in Eesti Pank. He has Danish nationality but has lived in Tallinn since 2006. Karsten holds a master degree in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, and master and Ph.D. degrees in economics from Copenhagen University, Denmark.

He undertakes research and policy analysis within public economics, international finance, monetary economics and transition economics. Karsten has previously worked at Statistics Denmark, the World Bank, Copenhagen University, Vilnius University, Bank of Norway, Tartu University, Bank of Finland and the Environmental Assessment Institute in Copenhagen.

“I am happy to join the supervisory council of Praxis. Praxis is the main think-tank in Estonia and is highly regarded in Estonia and abroad. It does a great job in analysing societal issues and in stimulating public debate. I believe that continued democratic, economic and social development in Estonia depends on informed policy-making and public participation, and Praxis plays a key role in these respects. I hope to contribute to the on-going processes of internationalisation and academic advancement at Praxis.