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Next week in Vilnius well-known economists from European, North American and Asian central banks and universities as well as education institutions located in various other countries will come together to thoroughly discuss the recent transformation of the international trade and macroeconomic interdependence induced by the growth of global value chains. The forum will commence with opening remarks by Vitas Vasiliauskas, Chairman of the Board of the Bank of Lithuania and Anna Trzecińska, Vice President of Narodowy Bank Polski, visiting the country specifically for the conference.

The conference on International Trade and Macroeconomic Interdependence in the Age of Global Value Chains, held on 15–16 September 2016 in Vilnius, is organised as a joint project of the central bank of Lithuania —Lietuvos Bankas, central bank of Poland — Narodowy Bank Polski, and one of the most influential global economy organisations — the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and the Central Bank Research Association (CEBRA).

Speakers presenting at the conference are economists with wide research and practical experience. One of them — Richard Edward Baldwin — was a Senior Staff Economist for the President’s Council of Economic Advisors in the Bush Administration (1990–1991). Since 1991, Mr Baldwin has been a professor at the Graduate Institute, Geneva; he is also President of the CEPR.

Another keynote speaker is Fabio Ghironi, Paul F. Glaser Professor at the University of Washington, USA. He is also a Research Associate in the International Finance and Macroeconomics Programme.

The conference will also host representatives from the central banks of Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, France and Switzerland, the European Central Bank, the Bank for International Settlements, the US Federal Reserve, the Asian Development Bank as well as other financial and academic institutions.

More information about the speakers is available here (598.4 KB download icon).

In order to raise the level of economic research in Lithuania and promote progress in the field of economics in our country, the Bank of Lithuania, together with its partners, has been actively organising academic conferences and various other events, bringing together researchers to discuss relevant economic and financial issues.

The conference programme can be found here (348.3 KB download icon).

Those wishing to participate in the conference may register here.