Queen Mary University of London
Visiting Scholar, Visiting Researcher
04.09.2023 - 29.09.2023
The Bank of Finland Institute for Emerging Economies (BOFIT)
Povilas Lastauskas is 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. Prior to these positions, Povilas was director of Center for Excellence in Finance and Economic Research at the Bank of Lithuania. He founded a rigorous, modern, English-taught Bachelor’s program in Quantitative Economics in Lithuania, initiated the PhD program’s overhaul, served on the ECB’s monetary policy review workstream, and OECD conducted reviews of the Lithuanian Fiscal Institution and the evidence-based policymaking strengthening in Lithuania. Povilas attracted numerous research grants (e.g. he is 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 states). Povilas 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.