Scientific awards: revised regulations, new Commission
The Board of the Bank of Lithuania revised the Regulations on the Granting of the Bank of Lithuania Awards for Scientific Activities, approved the new composition of the assessment Commission and invites scientists to present their research work for the Vladas Jurgutis Award or the Award for Dissertation in the Field of Economics by 30 September. The prizes amount to €10 thousand and €5 thousand respectively.
The main changes in the awarding of these prizes are as follows:
- Scientists who present scientific works for the V. Jurgutis Award may present only one scientific work per year, written over the past five years.
- Scientists who provide scientific works for the V. Jurgutis Prize may repeatedly submit the same work if they had not been awarded for that work. Dissertations cannot be resubmitted.
The Board of the Bank of Lithuania also approved the new composition of the voting Commission. According to the Regulations, the Commission must be composed of a Member of the Board of the Bank of Lithuania, an employee of the Bank, as well as three representatives of other institutions or independent experts. As of this year, the scientific works assessment Commission will include:
- Dr Agnė Kajackaitė, Head of the Research Group of the Ethics and Behavioral Economics Subdivision at the Berlin Social Science Center
- Dr Artūras Juodis, Assistant Professor at the School of Economics at the University of Amsterdam
- Dr Jūra Liaukonytė, Associate Professor at Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University
- Dr Povilas Lastauskas, Director of the Center for Excellence in Finance and Economic Research (CEFER) at the Bank of Lithuania
Chair of the Commission – Dr Marius Jurgilas, Member of the Board of the Bank of Lithuania