Povilas Lastauskas, PhD (Trinity College & Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge)
Director of Studies and Bye-Fellow in Economics,
Principal Investigator of the Baltic Research Programme (EEA and Norway) Grant (Global2Micro)
Associate Editor at Open Economies Review
How Do Firms Adjust When Trade Stops?, Bank of Lithuania and CGR working paper, featured in VoxEU/CEPR How Firms Adjust to Economic Sanctions, published in the Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization
Spillover Effects of US Monetary Policy on Emerging Markets Amidst Uncertainty, accepted for publication in the Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & Money (free access here)
Dynamics of Household Spending: The Role of House Price-Rent Spread and Credit Frictions, r&r Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization
Bio in Brief
2023 September, Visiting scholar at the Bank of Finland Institute for Emerging Economies (BOFIT)
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
I am Director of Studies in Economics at Homerton College, University of Cambridge, UK. From October 2022, I was an Assistant Professor in Applied Macroeconomic Analysis at Queen Mary University of London, UK. 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. From 2017 until 2022, I was the director of the Center for Excellence in Finance and Economic Research (CEFER) at the Bank of Lithuania. I hold postgraduate degrees (MPhil and PhD) from Trinity College, Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge.
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 had the pleasure of delivering a lecture at the prestigious Lámfalussy Lectures Conference in 2019, summarised in the Logbook The Decade of Catching-up in the EU and Asia.
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 the Journal of International Economics, Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking, European Economic Review, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 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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