Dr. Ramūnas Vilpišauskas

Jean Monnet Chair Professor

Ramūnas Vilpišauskas is a professor and was the director of the Institute of International Relations and Political Science of Vilnius University from 2009 to 2019. R. Vilpišauskas worked as the head of the Economic and Social Policy group and as the advisor to the President of the Republic of Lithuania HE Valdas Adamkus.

Ramūnas Vilpišauskas graduated from Vilnius University (Faculty of Economics), Institute of International Relations and Political Science, Lancaster University (Great Britain). 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. He lectured at the universities of the United States and Canada.

Courses taught

Political economy of European integration

Emerging regions of the world

International political economy and globalization

EU institutions and public policy

Research interests


European economic and political integration

International political economy

Analysis of changes in public policy and the role of the state

Institutional and economic reforms


“Making change happen: Policy dynamics in the adoption of major reforms in Lithuania” (co-author), in Public Policy and Administration, OnlineFirst, 8 February, 2018

”European Union or Eurasian Union? Dilemma for the Eastern Partnership countries and the limits of EU’s influence”, in The European Neighborhood Policy in a Comparative Perspective: Models, Challenges, Lessons, S. Gstohl (ed.), London: Routledge, 2016, p. 259-281

“L'assainissement des finances publiques et les réformes structurelles en Lituanie entre 2008 et 2012 : Entre grandes ambitions et gestion de crise mouvementée” (co-author), in Revue Internationale des Sciences Administratives. IISA Institut International des Sciences Administratives, 2015. Vol. 81, Nr. 3, pp. 549-569

“Fiscal consolidation and structural reforms in Lithuania in the period 2008-2012: from grand ambitions to hectic fire fighting” (co-author), in International Review of Administrative Sciences, London: Sage Publications Ltd.. August 2015, vol. 81 (3), pp. 522-540

„Kada reformos virsta pokyčiais? Politinis dėmesys, palaikymo koalicijos ir lyderystė A. Kubiliaus vyriausybės veiklos 2008-2012 m. laikotarpiu“ (bendraautorius), Vilnius: VU leidykla, 2015

„Lietuvos narystė euro zonoje – pokyčių Lietuvos politikoje ir stojimo laiko pasirinkimo analizė“, // Pirmasis Lietuvos dešimtmetis Europos Sąjungoje: transformacija ar imitacija?, Vilnius: Vilniaus Universiteto leidykla, 2015, pp. 103-136

“Parliamentary scrutiny of EU affairs in Lithuania: the dog that rarely barks“, in Palgrave Handbook of National Parliaments and the European Union, C. Hefftler, Ch. Neuhold, O. Resenberg, J. Smith, (eds.), Basingstoke: Palgrave McMillan, 2015, pp. 563-577

“Lithuania’s EU Council Presidency: Negotiating Finances, Dealing with Geopolitics”, in Journal of Common Market Studies, vol. 52, Annual Review, August 2014, pp. 99-108

“Lithuania’s double transition after the re-establishment of independence in 1990: coping with uncertainty domestically and externally”, in Oxford Review of Economic Policy, Summer 2014, vol. 30, no. 2, pp. 223-236

“Die litauische Ratsprasidentschaft 2013: klein und effektiv” (co-author), in Integration, Institut fur Europaische Politik, 2/14, August 2014, pp. 123-138

“Euro zonos krizė ir diferenciacija Europos Sąjungoje: grėsmė Sąjungos tikslams ar galimybė suderinti nacionalinius interesus?“, Lietuvos metinė strateginė apžvalga 2013-2014, Vilnius: Lietuvos Karo akademija, 2014, pp. 73-86

“The politics of reacting to the crisis in Lithuania from 2008 to 2013: exiting the crisis, entering politics as usual?“ (co-author), in The Politics of Economic Sustainability: Baltic and Visegrad Reponses to the Economic Crisis, K. Bukovskis (ed.), Riga: LIIA, 2014, p. 38-63

“Eurozone Crisis and European Integration: Functional Spillover, Political Spillback?”, in Journal of European Integration, vol. 35, no. 3, April 2013, pp. 361-373

”Lithuanian Foreign Policy Since EU accession. Torn between history and interdependence”, in The New Member States and the European Union. Foreign Policy and Europeanization, M. Braun, D. Marek (ed.), London: Palgrave, 2013, pp. 127-142

“Does Europe 2020 represent learning from the Lisbon Strategy”, in Europe and National Economic Transformation: The EU after the Lisbon Decade (ed. M. Smith), New York: Palgrave-MacMillan European Union Politics series, 2012, pp. 181-202