Povilas Lastauskas is Assistant Professor in Applied Macroeconomic Analysis at the Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom.
He holds MPhil and PhD degrees from the University of Cambridge (Trinity College and Faculty of Economics) and a diploma in Advanced Studies Program in International Economic Policy Research from Kiel Institute for the World Economy. Prior to joining the Queen Mary University of London, he held a permanent directorship position at the Center for Excellence in Finance and Economic Research at the Bank of Lithuania. Povilas initiated and acted as a founding head of a novel undergraduate degree in Quantitative Economics (2018-2022), and also contributed to the PhD program’s overhaul. In addition, he co-founded Baltic Economic Association, served on the ECB’s monetary policy review working group, and acted as an expert in OECD missions. Before central banking, Povilas was a director of studies in economics and economics lecturer at a few colleges at the University of Cambridge.
Povilas attracted large research grants funded by the governments of Poland and Lithuania, the European Social Fund, and European Economic Area (EEA) States (Iceland and Liechtenstein) and Norway. Povilas’ research explores the impacts of globalization, supply chain dynamics, trade shocks, sanctions, and policies on firms, households, and aggregate economies. He is particularly interested in quantifying the spillover effects of economic policies. Povilas contributes to the IN4ACT Project at KTU as a part-time Senior Research Fellow.