Povilas Lastauskas, PhD (Trinity College & Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge)
Principal Investigator of the Baltic Research Programme (EEA and Norway) Grant (Global2Micro)
Associate Editor at Open Economies Review
NEW visiting position
I am a visiting scholar at the Bank of Finland Institute for Emerging Economies (BOFIT) from 4 to 29 September, 2023
NEW publication and VoxEU entry
How Do Firms Adjust When Trade Stops?, Bank of Lithuania and CGR working paper, featured in VoxEU/CEPR How Firms Adjust to Economic Sanctions. Accepted @ Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization (Fee full version)
Bio in Brief
2022-- Assistant Professor, Queen Mary University of London
2017-2022 Director, Center for Excellence in Finance and Economic Research, Bank of Lithuania; Founding Head of Quantitative Economics Programme, Vilnius University; Founding Board Member of the Baltic Economic Association
2016-2017 Principal Research Economist, Center for Excellence in Finance and Economic Research, Bank of Lithuania
From October 2022, I am an Assistant Professor in Applied Macroeconomic Analysis at Queen Mary University of London, UK, and a Bye-fellow in Economics at Homerton College, University of Cambridge, UK. I hold postgraduate degrees (MPhil and PhD) from Trinity College, Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge. From 2013 until 2016, I was the director of studies and fellow in economics at Wolfson College, University of Cambridge, and a bye-fellow at Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge. Until 2022, I was the director of the Center for Excellence in Finance and Economic Research (CEFER) at the Bank of Lithuania.
I initiated, co-founded and acted as a founding head (2018-2022) of a modern, three-year English-taught Bachelor's program in Quantitative Economics in Lithuania, blending economics, data science, econometrics, and quantitative finance. I also initiated an overhaul of the PhD studies and advocated for the National PhD in Economics initiative. I contributed to the foundation of the Baltic Economic Association and served as its President in 2021/2022.
On the policy work front, I served on the ECB’s monetary policy review workstream and coordinated the report on globalisation. My research was used in ECB's final product (see Box 3 Globalisation and uncertainty). I contributed as an expert to the OECD advice for the government (see Roadmap for the Implementation of the Recommendations of the OECD Report and OECD Independent Fiscal Institutions Review).
I have secured substantial research grants: I am PI for the Baltic Research Programme grant on "Micro-level responses to socio-economic challenges in the face of global uncertainties" (Eur 0.8M), funded by the European Economic Area EFTA states. I was also a PI for the inter-governmental grant titled "Goods and labour market reforms and economic activity within the EU " (Eur 0.2M) and the 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); see final conference details.
My research was featured in major media outlets and blogs (e.g., VoxEU, LSE Business Review, centralbanking.com, El Pais, LSE's Research for the World, and IMF Research Perspectives) and published in internationally leading academic journals such as the Journal of International Economics, Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking and European Economic Review, among others. My teaching portfolio includes undergraduate and postgraduate courses on mathematics, statistics, econometrics, international trade, MNEs and global business, WTO, international finance, and the global economy.
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