Bank of Lithuania
2018-08-23
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The Bank of Lithuania invites researchers in economics to file applications for the V. Jurgutis Award and the Bank of Lithuania Award for Dissertation in the Field of Economics: awards of €10 thousand and €5 thousand respectively will be granted for the scientific works selected. Researchers may file applications starting now.

‘Having revised the regulations on granting these awards and providing more possibilities to get them for all scientists linked to Lithuania, we have received a record number of research works by young Lithuanian scientists from different universities around the world, as well as weighty research works published in prestigious scientific journals. This year we expect an even more active involvement of researchers,’ says Marius Jurgilas, Member of the Board of the Bank of Lithuania.

Applications can be filed in both Lithuanian and English. Submitted works are assessed by a designated commission, which includes representatives from Vilnius University and Kaunas University of Technology. 

Last year, researchers submitted even 14 applications to be granted the Bank of Lithuania Award for Dissertation in the Field of Economics. The Commission proposed to grant this award to Artūras Juodys for his work ‘Essays in panel data modelling’ for the high level publications based on his dissertation as well as the significant and wide application of the proposed model in the fields of economics and finance. 

Six works in the field of economics were submitted to receive the V. Jurgutis Award last year. The Commission proposed to grant this award to the co-authored work ‘Lying Aversion and the Size of the Lie’ by Agnė Kajackaitė, Uri Gneezy and Joel Sobel for its originality and quality. This paper was also accepted for publication in the prestigious scientific journal American Economic Review.

The Vladas Jurgutis Award pays tribute to academic, Professor Vladas Jurgutis, the first Governor of the Bank of Lithuania, and his merits to national banking. The amount of the award is €10 thousand. The Bank of Lithuania Award for Dissertation in the Field of Economics is granted to honour the authors of the best dissertations on economics or related fields, defended during the last two years up to August 1 of current year. Its amount is €5 thousand.

It is planned to set the deadline for the acceptance of award applications by 30 September.