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Dr Povilas Lastauskas joined CEFER as a principal economist from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom. He completed his MPhil and PhD degrees in Economics, both at Faculty of Economics and Trinity College, Cambridge.

Even before completion of his doctoral studies, he has been elected into lectureship and fellowship in economics, also acted as a Director of Studies in Economics, at a few Cambridge colleges.

In addition to teaching, his other responsibilities included organisation of economics studies for the BA students, admission interviews, and academic advice as well supervision and examination of a number of Cambridge BA and MPhil dissertations on a wide variety of topics in economics and econometrics.

Besides Cambridge, he has had research experience at the International Monetary Fund in Washington DC (USA), a number of research and policy institutions in Lithuania, Centre for Applied Financial Economics (USC, Los Angeles, USA), the EU’s Joint Research Centre at Ispra (Italy) and Kiel Institute for the World Economy (Germany).

Povilas’ research ranges from international and labour economics to spatial econometrics, panel data analysis and global macro-economic modelling. The unifying theme of research revolves around the effects of the asymmetric shocks on different markets (e.g. goods and labour) once heterogeneities that arise from spatial (international) and temporal (dynamic) dimensions are accounted for. 

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Last update: 04-10-2017