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Povilas Lastauskas, PhD (Trinity College, Cambridge)
Director of Research Centre CEFER       
Senior Research Fellow at VU
Editor at Baltic Journal of Economics         
Editor of Bank of Lithuania Working, Discussion and Occasional Paper Series                                                          


(January 2020)

4 Totoriu, 
LT - 01121 Vilnius, Lithuania

PLastauskas [at]

P.Lastauskas [at]


I am an academic economist. Educated at postgraduate level (MPhil and PhD) at Trinity College, Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge, I shortly thereafter held bye- and full fellowships at a few Cambridge colleges, also acted as a Director of Studies in Economics. I was elected into the directorship of the Bank of Lithuania’s premier academic and research unit, known as the Research Centre, CEFER, accountable directly to the Bank's Board. The Centre hires on the international job market, cooperates with the two largest public universities in the country (VU and KTU), also CEPR, CEBRA, NBP, Baltic economic association, organizes a large variety of seminars, workshops, conferences and invited lecture series. I am also a member of the initiative group to bring Baltic and Lithuanian academic economists from all over the world together as well as strengthen the links between them and their homelands. I have also initiated and co-created the first rigorous, modern, English-taught Bachelor’s program in Quantitative Economics in Lithuania, which combines economics, data science, econometrics, and quantitative finance with open-source teaching materials. I currently serve on the ECB's monetary policy review workstream, focusing on the impact of (de)globalisation on the transmission of monetary policy.

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