Hardo Pajula is one of Estonia’s leading economic analysts. He graduated from TPI (Tallinn Polytechnic Institute; Tallinn University of Technology since 1989) and has also studied at the University of Cambridge in the UK. He has worked as a lecturer at the Estonian Business School, and at Hansapank (Swedbank since 2009); he was also Prime Minister Tiit Vähi’s economic counsellor and an analyst at PriceWaterhouseCoopers. Until late 2008 he worked as an analyst at SEB. His book An Economic Man and Political Animal (Majanduslik inimene ja poliitiline loom) was published this year.