Bank of Lithuania

Visiting Researcher Programme

The programme is intended for scientists holding a PhD in economics, finance or econometrics or PhD candidates in these fields who are fluent in written and spoken English. Proficiency in Lithuanian is not required.

The selected visiting researchers, either individually or together with Bank of Lithuania employees, conduct economic research agreed on ahead of time. The research results are presented in seminars as well as featured in Bank of Lithuania publications and peer-reviewed scientific journals.

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Who coordinates the Visiting Researcher Programme?

The programme is coordinated by the Applied Macroeconomic Research Division of the Economics Department, which:

  • conducts applied research in the fields of macro-economics, money, labour, international economics;
  • seeks to strengthen the analytical and strategic functions of the Economics Department, namely to carry out and publish high-quality economic research, as well as assist the Bank of Lithuania in making decisions on issues related to monetary policy and economic policy in general;
  • is responsible for the creation and improvement of macroeconomic models applied to projections, analysis of scenarios and policy assessment.

Research priorities

Proposals in all areas of economics relevant for central banks will be considered, but priority will be given to research projects on topics most aligned with the current and medium-term research priorities of Applied Macroeconomic Research Division. These include but are not limited to:

  • • Climate change and green economies;
    • Impact of climate-related fiscal policies on economic growth;
    • Public debt sustainability and efficiency of public spending and investment;
    • Global productivity slowdown, the role of investment, innovation;
    • Dynamic macroeconomic modeling.

How can I submit an application?

Applications must be submitted in English.

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Applications should be submitted by email: [email protected] (preferably in PDF format). Please indicate ‘BoL VRP–2022’ in the subject line.

Application deadline:

  • 31st of March, 2022 for the visiting period April-August, 2022;
  • 30th of June, 2022 for the visiting period September-December, 2022 or beyond.

For more information on the programme, contact [email protected]Visiting Researcher Program 2022 (82 KB download icon)


Who can participate in the Visiting Researcher Programme?

Applicants should hold a PhD or be PhD candidates in the fields of economics, finance or econometrics. They must be fluent in spoken and written English. Proficiency in Lithuanian is not required.

In selecting researchers, priority will be given to those having relevant research experience.


Employment conditions

  • The selected visiting researchers, either individually or together with Bank of Lithuania employees, conduct economic research agreed on ahead of time. The research results are presented in seminars as well as featured in Bank of Lithuania publications and peer-reviewed scientific journals.
  • Visiting researchers will be provided with a work space, access to the Bank of Lithuania library, data resources and computing facilities.
  • Remuneration is in line with the Bank of Lithuania’s remuneration system.
  • The duration of the project is flexible and determined by the amount of time needed for its completion (typically ranging from 3 to 6 months).

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Last update: 13-04-2017