The former head of the Department of Economics, prof. Jānis Priede is now an acting dean of the Faculty of Business, Management and Economics of the University of Latvia (LU BVEF).

Jānis combines academic knowledge with extensive international experience and perspective. Jānis has interned at many foreign universities - Columbia University in New York (USA), Fulda University of Applied Sciences (Germany), University of Iceland (Iceland), Warsaw School of Economics (Poland), University of Aveiro (Portugal) and also universities of the nearest neighbors - University of Tartu (Estonia ) and Kaunas University of Technology (Lithuania), as well as others. As a leading researcher, he participates in many research projects and is the author of international scientific publications. He is passionate about lecturing students on industrial economics and behavioral economics.