Dr. oec., Full Member of the LAS Raita Karnīte, is the head of the Section of Humanities and Social Sciences of the Latvian Academy of Sciences and the member of the board and leading researcher of the private research institution EPC (Economic Prognosis Centre). Makes researches in macroeconomics, branch economics, labour economics etc. Since 1992, she has been leading Latvian group of experts the in international research project. Since 2004, she is the leader of experts of the Latvian National Correspondent of the European Foundation for Improvement of Living and Working Conditions.