Ilona Lejniece – Institute of Economics
Task of the science is to serve

– Tolstoy –

Science is the captain, and
practice the soldiers.

– Leonardo da Vinci –

Frontiers of science are like the
horizon: the more we approach
it, the more it moves away.

– Boiste –

The fantasy is more important
than knowing.

– Albert Einstein –

Science – it means organized

– Spencer –

Freedom for the science the
same as the air for a living soul.

– Poincaré –

Research area of all sciences is

– Pascal –

System of science must be
looked at as the system of
nature: all in it is endless and

– Cuvier –

Scientific plan without working
hypothesis is a skeleton without
living body.

– Hirschfeld-

The main research subject of
mankind is the human.

– Goethe –

All is important in science.

– Heine –

Books must be results of
sciences, but sciences not results
of books.

– Bacon –

Scientist is not the one, who
gives the right answers, but the
one, who asks the right

– Claude Lévi-Strauss –

The more we will seek for the
truth outside us, the more we
will move away of it. The more
we will be able to understand
who we are, the more the truth
will assert us in ourselves.

– Antonio Meneghetti –

Before being dictated the nature
needs to be obeyed.

– Bacon –

A true scientist is not one who
has more acquired, but one who
has more understood.

– Leibniz –

Science – to know how the
being acts. To know the action
of the being.

– Antonio Meneghetti –

Science is benefactor of

– Berthelot –

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Ilona Lejniece

Dr.oec. Ilona Lejniece


  • 2006 – 2012 University of Latvia, Faculty of Economics and Management, doctoral degree (Dr.oec.)
  • 2004 – 2006 University of Latvia, Faculty of Economics and Management, prof. master’s degree in business management
  • 1999 – 2004 University of Latvia, Faculty of Economics and Management, Bachelor’s degree in social sciences
  • 2001 – 2003 Banking Institution of Higher Education, business specialist qualification

Job, positions:

  • 2020 – present Institute of Economics, Latvian Academy of Sciences, researcher
  • 2020 – present Sahili Construction Ltd., Member of the board, owner
  • 2018 – present School of Economics and Culture, member of the Constitutional Assembly
  • 2017 – present School of Economics and Culture, docent
  • 2015 – present S.O.i.L. Development Ltd., Member of the board, owner
  • 2011 – 2018 Saeima of the Republic of Latvia, consultant on economic, national and financial issues
  • 2011 – 2013 JSC „Ceļu pārvalde”, financial director, member of the board
  • 2000 – 2008 JSC „LATVIJAS KRĀJBANKA”, credit analyst

Languages: Latvian, Russian, English

Learning courses:
  • Introduction to civil law: subsistence minimum of legal knowledge
  • Training and seminar for researchers “Writing research papers and good practices in scholarly publishing”
  • Motivation through self-motivation – positive changes in achieving goals and using time efficiently
  • Application and interpretation of legislation
  • Written communication
  • Legal technical requirements for preparation of legal texts
  • Business Etiquette
  • Meeting management and public speaking skills
  • “What to write and what not to write in the annotation of the draft legislation?”

Research directions:

  • Financial economics
  • Tax policy
  • Budget
  • Jurisprudence

Scientific activity:

  • Founded by Dr.oec. Scholarship for achieving Ilona Lejniece’s goals at the School of Economics and Culture
  • Research “Impact of regulatory enactments requirements on the formation of intellectual capital in higher education institutions”
  • Participation in the School of Economics and Culture in the organization of the game “STATE BUDGET 2020”
  • Study “New EU Directive On Disclosure Of Non-Financial And Diversity Information”
  • Participation in the teaching methodological conference of the School of Economics and Culture “Organization of teaching methodological and scientific work in the study process: CONTEMPORARY TEACHING METHODS FOR INCREASING THE QUALITY OF THE STUDY PROCESS”
  • Participation in the scientific-practical seminar of the School of Economics and Culture “Preparation of scientific articles”
  • Membership Development of the Association of Latvian Commercial Banks “Banking Social Charter”

1. Scientific publications (scientific articles, monographs, books, including textbooks, reports and conference reports)

  • Ināra Brante, Ilona Lejniece, Helmuts Lejnieks. RELIABILITY AND REPUTATION OF THE BOARD MEMBER IN LATVIA (Journal “Economics and Culture”, now is available on the Publisher’s web-site
  • Ināra Brante, Ilona Lejniece. TAX LIABILITIES OF THE BORD MEMBER IN LATVIA: LEGAL-ECONOMIC ASPECTS (Journal “Economics and Culture” now is available on the Publisher’s web-site
  • Velga Vēvere, Ilona Lejniece, Iveta Liniņa. DIGITAL COMPETENCE, GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION AND UNIVERSITY RESPONSIBILITY. 34nd IBIMA International Business Information Management Conference, Madrid, Spain 13-14 November 2019.
  • Jelena Titko, Ilona Lejniece, Anna Saltikova, Inara Brante.NON-FINANCIAL REPORTING IMPLEMENTATION IN LATVIA: SURVEY METHODOLOGY.32nd IBIMA International Business Information Management Conference, Seville, Spain, 15-16 November 2018, ISBN:978-0-9998551-1-9,
  • Natalja Verina, Jelena Titko, Ilona Lejniece. TAX GOVERNANCE AS A PART OF CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY. 10th International Scientific Conference “Business and Management 2018”. Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, 3-4 May, 2018.
  • Ilona Lejniece. Factors affecting consumer behaviour assuming and fulfilling credit liabilities in Latvia. Academic Journal „Economics and management: 2011” Nr. 16, 16th International Scientific Conference “Economics and Management-2011 (ICEM-2011)” published in EBSCO databases, 2011., Brno, Czech Republic, ISSN 1822-6515, p.1720-1728. (
  • Ilona Lejniece. Psychological factors affecting consumer behaviour assuming and fulfilling credit liabilities: case of Latvia. 9th Baltic Conference on Baltic Studies in Europe, CBEES- Transitions, Visions and Beyond, Södertörn University, 2011., Stockholm, Sweden, published in DROPBOX database.
  • Илона Лейниеце. Кредитная культура как состовляющая часть поведения потребителей на кредитном рынке Латвии. Московский государственный университет имени М.В. Ломоносова, Факультет государственного управления, мaтериалы 9-ой международной конференции «Государственное управление в 21 веке: традиции и инновации», 2011., Москвa.
  • Ilona Lejniece, Andris Rigerts. Statistiskā analīze kredītņēmēju uzvedības izvērtēšanā. LR Centrālās Statistikas Pārvaldes zinātnisko rakstu krājums „Statistikas zinātnisko pētījumu rezultāti 2011”, 2011., Rīga, 77.- 91.lpp.

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