- Estonia and its Digitalization Endeavors – June 01, 9:15 am
Meelis Kitsing is the author of The Political Economy of Digital Ecosystems (Routledge 2021). Kitsing is Rector and Professor of Political Economy at the Estonian Business School, a private university with campuses in Tallinn and Helsinki. Previously, Kitsing worked as Head of Research at Foresight Center, a think-tank at the Estonian Parliament, and was an Adviser at the Strategy Unit of the Estonian Cabinet Office and Head of Economic Analysis at the Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communication. He also served as the President of Estonian Economic Association. He has conducted research and taught at various universities in Asia, Europe and the US. Kitsing earned his PhD from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, his MALD as a Fulbright scholar from the Fletcher School at Tufts University and his MSc as a Peacock scholar from London School of Economics. Prior to his academic pursuits, he was Co-founder and CEO of a digital retail platform in the 1990s.