Magnus PiiritsExpert of the Foresight Centre
Magnus is a doctoral student of Economics at the University of Tartu. He has worked as an analyst in Praxis think tank where his research mainly concerned social protection. More specifically, he focused on pension research both in Estonia and in Europe, using quantitative analysis methods. His doctoral thesis examines the impact of pension system reforms in Estonia on inequality by applying the microsimulation method. He is also a European Social Policy Network expert on pensions in Estonia. In addition to social protection, he has also contributed to developing the tax-benefit model (EUROMOD).
15.02 2023Estonian’s environmental footprint is larger by a third than European’s
The average environmental footprint of an Estonian transgresses the planetary boundary by 3.8 times, while that of an European is 2.9 times larger than the planetary boundary. According to the report “The Average Environmental Footprint of Estonians and Europeans”, recently published by the Foresight Centre, Estonians have a larger environmental footprint with regard to electricity, heating, food and appliances, while their environmental footprint of mobility is smaller than that of Europeans.