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Povilas Lastauskas, PhD (Trinity College & Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge)


Assistant Professor in Applied Macroeconomic Analysis, Department of Business Analytics and Applied Economics, Queen Mary University of London

Principal Investigator of the Baltic Research Programme Grant (Global2Micro)

Founding Board Member of the Baltic Economic Association; Initiator and Founding Head of BSc Quantitative Economics, Vilnius University and Bank of Lithuania

Associate Editor at Open Economies Review

Editor at Baltic Journal of Economics

My CV

(January 2022)


Queen Mary University of London,

Department of Business Analytics and Applied Economics,

Room FB4.25I, Francis Bancroft Building, Mile End Campus,

London, UK

P.Lastauskas [at] qmul.ac.uk

P.Lastauskas [at] trinity.cantab.net

News Spotlight

NEW position

From October 2022 I started a new position as Assistant Professor in Applied Macroeconomic Analysis at QMUL

NEW paper

What Explains Excess Trade Persistence?, featured in VoXEU, LSE's Research for the World, IMF Research Perspectives

NEW paper

Global Impacts of US Monetary Policy Uncertainty Shocks (ECB version), featured in LSE Business Review, LSE USCentre, Centralbanking. R&R @ Journal of International Economics

Call for Papers

11th Annual Lithuanian Conference on Economic Research. Deadline: 25 November, 2022. More information here.

I am an academic economist interested in economic policy, particularly international trade, policy uncertainty, and the economic effects of (de)globalization. I was educated at postgraduate level (MPhil and Ph.D.) at Trinity College, Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge, I shortly after that held bye- and full fellowships at a few Cambridge colleges, also acted as a Director of Studies in Economics. In 2016 I returned to Lithuania, and in 2017 I was elected into the permanent directorship of the Bank of Lithuania’s premier academic and research unit, known as the Research Centre, CEFER. The Centre hires on the international job market, cooperates with the two largest public universities (VU and KTU), as well as CEPR, CEBRA, NBP, Baltic economic association, and organizes a large variety of seminars, workshops, conferences, and invited lecture series. The activities and the vision of the Centre when I was in charge of it are summarized in CEFER Insights: Vol. 1, Vol. 2, Vol3. In October 2022, I joined the Queen Mary University of London as Assistant Professor in Applied Macroeconomic Analysis.

I am also a member of the initiative group to bring Baltic and Lithuanian academic economists from all over the world as well as strengthen the links between them and their homelands. I was the founding Board member of the Baltic Economic Association and served as President in 2021/2022. Moreover, I have initiated and headed until 2022 the first rigorous, modern, English-taught Bachelor’s program in Quantitative Economics in Lithuania, which combines economics, data science, econometrics, quantitative finance, and uses open-source teaching materials. I have served on the ECB’s monetary policy review workstream, focusing on the impact of (de)globalization on monetary policy transmission and the OECD's expert work on the evidence-based policymaking strengthening in Lithuania. Previously, I served on a Task Force of the Monetary Policy Committee of the European System of Central Banks on structural reforms, participated in a steering group on pension reforms at the Bank of Lithuania, and the OECD's review team on Lithuania's independent fiscal institution.

On the research front, I am a principal investigator and project leader of the Baltic Research Programme grant on "Micro-level responses to socio-economic challenges in the face of global uncertainties" (Eur 0.8M), funded from the financial mechanism of the European Economic Area EFTA states (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway). I am also a principal investigator of the inter-governmental grant titled Goods and labor 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, IMF Research Perspectives) and published in the internationally leading academic journals such as the Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking and European Economic Review, among others. 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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