Igors Kasjanovs is a senior economist at the Central Bank of Latvia. His core responsibilities are macroeconomic analysis and forecasting of the real sector, development of different forecasting tools (models) and writing one-off researches. Before his current position he was the Head of the Macroeconomic division at the Ministry of Finance of Latvia. His core responsibilities included development of medium term macroeconomic forecasts for budget purposes and assistance in the development of tax revenue projections. During the crisis years he worked in close cooperation with the technical staff of IMF and EC on the issues regarding macroeconomic projections and the issues regarding stabilization of the economy of Latvia.