Bank of Lithuania
December 28
Vilnius Gedimino pr. 7

The Bank of Lithuania and the Baltic Economic Association are organising the 12th Annual Lithuanian Economic Research Conference, which is set to take place on 28 December 2023. The event will be hosted by ISM University of Management and Economics.

The conference will be held in person. This one-day conference takes place every year right after Christmas and provides a forum for Lithuanian Economists and their friends to meet each other. 

Conference language: English.


9:30-9:45 Welcome
9:45-9:55 Opening Remarks

Alminas Žaldokas (Hong Kong University of Science & Technology)
Julita Varanauskienė (Bank of Lithuania)
Vita Akstinaitė (ISM University of Management and Economics)

10:00-11:30 Session A1. Gender and Family

Financial Incentives and Gender Pay Gap: Promoting Women’s Commuting for Income Equality
Titas Budreika (Vilnius University)

Women in Economics: The Role of Gendered References at Entry in the Profession
Audinga Baltrūnaitė (Bank of Italy and CEPR), Alessandra Casarico (Bocconi University, CESIfo and Dondena), Lucia Rizzica (Bank of Italy)

The Only Child
Julius Ilciukas (Amsterdam School of Economics, University of Amsterdam), Petter Lundborg (Lund University, VU Amsterdam, Tinbergen Institute, IZA), Erik Plug (Amsterdam School of Economics, University of Amsterdam Tinbergen Institute, IZA, CESifo, UCLS), Astrid Wurtz Rasmussen (Aarhus School of Business, University of Aarhus)

10:00-11:30 Session A2. Governments and Markets

Loans vs Subsidies: Lithuania’s State Support Policies During The Covid-19 Pandemic
Swapnil Singh (Bank of Lithuania and Kaunas University of Technology), Mustapha Douch (University of Edinburgh), Eglė Jakučionytė (Bank of Lithuania and Vilnius University)

The Dynamics of Product and Labor Market Power: Evidence from Lithuania
Ziran Ding (Bank of Lithuania and Kaunas University of Technology), Jose Garcia-Louzao (Bank of Lithuania, Vilnius University & CESifo), Valentin Jouvanceau (Bank of Lithuania)

The Transmission of Trade Shocks Across Countries: Comparative Firm-Level Evidence from Covid-19 Crisis.
Aurelija Proškutė (Bank of Lithuania and Vilnius University), Konstantins Benkovskis (Latvijas Banka), Jaanika Merikull (Eesti Pank)

11:30-12:00 Coffee break

12:00-12:40 Session B.

Prosumers and Behavioural Interventions
Jūratė Jaraitė (Vilnius University), Andrius Kažukauskas (Vilnius University), Rimvydas Baltaduonis (Gettysburg College)

12:40-14:00 Lunch

14:00-15:30 Session C1. Labor and Institutions

The European Unemployment Puzzle: Implications from Population Aging
Joanna Tyrowicz (University of Regensburg), Krzysztof Makarski (SGH Warsaw School of Economics and FAME|GRAPE), Sylwia Radomska (Polish Academy of Sciences, FAME|GRAPE)

Migration and Unemployment: The Case of Europe
Aras Zirgulis (ISM University of Management and Economics)

Megafirms in Media
Alminas Žaldokas (Hong Kong University of Science & Technology), Abhi Ananth (Emory University), Jūra Liaukonytė (Cornell University), Xudong Wen (Hong Kong University of Science & Technology)

14:00-15:30 Session C2. Econometric Advances

Cross-Section Bootstrap for CCE Regressions Under General Unknown Factors
Ovidijus Stauskas (BI Norwegian Business School), Ignace De Vos (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)

Sparse plus Dense MIDAS Regressions and Nowcasting During the COVID Pandemic
Jonas Striaukas (Copenhagen Business School), Jad Beyhum (CREST, ENSAI)

Communication of ECB Policymakers: Do They Speak in One Voice?
Rokas Kaminskas (Bank of Lithuania and ISM University of Management and Economics), Linas Jurkšas (Bank of Lithuania, Vilnius University)

15:30-16:00 Coffee break

16:00-17:30 Session D1. Expectations

How Are Households Updating Their Inflation Expectations? Rational Inattention, Idiosyncratic Noise and Post-Covid Surge in Energy Prices
Tomas Reichenbachas (Bank of Lithuania)

Consumer Inflation Expectation Accuracy in the Baltic Countries
Andrius Vainilavičius (Vilnius University)

Overconfidence and Correlated Information Structures
Junghum Park (Bank of Lithuania and Vilnius University)

16:00-17:40 Session D2. Climate Risks, Politics and Development

Assessing and Evaluating Nature-Related Financial Risks. Case of Lithuania
Nora Laurinaitytė (Bank of Lithuania), Samuel Borges (University of Paris-Saclay)

The Relationship Between Digital Capital and Sustainable Development: Does Digital Mean Green?
Marius Kušlys (ISM University of Management and Economics), Eigirdas Žemaitis (ISM University of Management and Economics), Tadas Šarapovas (ISM University of Management and Economics)

Ethnic Fractionalization, Party System and Redistribution in Central and Eastern Europe
Simonas Čepėnas (ISM University of Management and Economics), Stephen Bloom (Southern Illinois University)

Institutions and Development: A Case of Limited Access Order in Late-Medieval Lithuania
Mantas Bureika (Vilnius University)

17:40-17:50 Closing Words


More information about the conference can be found here.

Last update: 09-01-2024