Ramūnas Vilpišauskas is a professor at the Institute of International Relations and Political Science, Vilnius University (IIRPS VU), where he has been teaching since 1996. Since October 2020, he holds a distinctive position of Jean Monnet Chair. Between 2009 and 2019 prof. Vilpišauskas was the director of IIRPS VU. 2002-2004 prof. R. Vilpišauskas was also teaching EU-related courses and conducting research abroad as a visiting fellow in Global Affairs Institute (Canada), Syracuse University (the USA), Carleton University (Canada).
He developed relevant practical experience of policy advice working as a Chief Economic and Social Policy Advisor to the President of Lithuania Valdas Adamkus during his second term in 2004-2009 (for three years in 2006-2009 also working as a Chief of staff of the President). In addition, professor has been providing public policy expertise for various institutional commissions and advisory bodies of Lithuania and the EU. He has also contributed to the preparation of the main European strategic documents of Lithuania (Lithuania’s European Policy Strategy prepared by the Strategic Studies Center, Lithuanian European Policy Guidelines for 2008-2013, Guidelines for increasing Lithuania’s influence and competitiveness in the European Union, commissioned by the Prime Minister’s Office in 2010, concept paper for the working group of the Parliamentary Committees of European Affairs and Foreign Affairs on the future of the EU in 2017, and others).
Ramūnas Vilpišauskas graduated from Vilnius University (BA, Faculty of Economics), Institute of International Relations and Political Science (MA and PhD), Lancaster University (MA). He studied or trained at the University of Oslo (Norway), the European University Institute (Italy), the University of Columbia (USA) (Fulbright Scholarship), and other foreign higher education institutions. The professor received the Swedish Institute’s Management Program Diploma (program for Strategic and Executive Management and Leadership Skills Development), and Carleton University’s International Trade Policy and Negotiation Certificate.
Selected conference papers
Political economy of European integration
Emerging regions of the world
Global issues and the EU
EU public policies
Contemporary challenges of the EU
European economic and political integration
International political economy
Analysis of changes in public policy and the role of the state
Institutional and economic reforms
Vilpišauskas, R. (2021) “Lithuania: Euroscepticism—Present on the Margins.” In: Kaeding, M., Pollak, J., Schmidt, P. (eds) Euroscepticism and the Future of Europe. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-41272-2_22
Vilpišauskas, R., Jakniūnaitė, D., Jaroszewicz, M., Jonavičius, L. (2020) “Susceptibility of Ukrainian and Belarusian domestic actors to external actors’ approaches: puzzling patterns of transition”, East European Politics, 37:1, 65-88. https://doi.org/10.1080/21599165.2020.1745190
Nakrošis V, Vilpišauskas R, Barcevičius E. (2019) “Making change happen: Policy dynamics in the adoption of major reforms in Lithuania”, Public Policy and Administration, 34:4, 431-452. https://doi.org/10.1177/0952076718755568
Vilpišauskas, R. (2019) “Lithuania and the EU: Pragmatic Support Driven by Security Concerns.” In Kaeding, M., Pollak, J., Schmidt, P. (eds) The Future of Europe. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, 69-71. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-93046-6_18
Vilpišauskas, R., (2019) ”Lithuania and the European Union”. In Oxford Encyclopedia of European Union Politics. Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/acrefore/9780190228637.013.1113
Vilpišauskas, R. (2016) “European Union or Eurasian Union? Dilemma for the Eastern Partnership countries and the limits of EU’s influence.” In Gstohl, S. (ed.) The European Neighborhood Policy in a Comparative Perspective: Models, Challenges, Lessons, London: Routledge, 259-281.
Nakrošis, V., Vilpišauskas, R., Kuokštis, V., (2015) “L’assainissement des finances publiques et les réformes structurelles en Lituanie entre 2008 et 2012: Entre grandes ambitions et gestion de crise mouvementée”, Revue Internationale des Sciences Administratives, 81:3, 549-569. https://doi.org/10.3917/risa.813.0549
Nakrošis V, Vilpišauskas R, Kuokštis V. (2015) “Fiscal consolidation and structural reforms in Lithuania in the period 2008–2012: from grand ambitions to hectic firefighting”, International Review of Administrative Sciences, 81:3, 522-540. https://doi.org/10.1177/0020852315581786
Nakrošis, V., Bacevičius, E., Vilpišauskas, R. (2015) “Lietuvos Respublikos vyriausybės veiklos prioritetai: kaip analizuoti jų įgyvendinimo procesą ir rezultatus?.” Politologija 77(1), 3-48. https://doi.org/10.15388/Polit.2015.77.7373
Vilpišauskas, R. (2015) “Eurozone crisis and European integration: Functional Spillover, Political Spillback?“ In Chang, M., Menz, G., Smith, M. P. (eds.) Redefining European Economic Governance, London: Routlegde, 167-180.