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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. Our activities and the vision are summarized in the first issue of CEFER's Insights. 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. Moreover, I have 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.

On the research front, I am a principal investigator of the inter-governmental grant titled Goods and labor market reforms and economic activity within the EU (Eur 200K) and a main investigator of the European Social Fund grant titled Reassessment of the OCA theory in the persistently heterogeneous EU, informally known as Euro4Europe (Eur 0.6M). My research focuses on economic policy and its spillovers in an interdependent world. My teaching portfolio includes mathematics, statistics, econometrics (with a special emphasis on panel data settings, causal inference and policy evaluation), international trade, WTO, international finance, and global economy.   

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"Micro-level responses to socio-economic challenges in face of global uncertainties". Principal Investigator (Baltic Research Programme, 0.843 Mio Eur)