Dr. Vytautas Kuokštis

Associate professor

Vytautas is Associate professor at the Institute.

Vytautas obtained his PhD from Vilnius University in 2013. He holds an MA in Comparative Politics from Vilnius University and BSc in Economics and Business Administration from the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga (SSE Riga).

In 2020, Vytautas held the position of J.P. Kazickas Associate research scholar at Yale University. In 2016-17, he was visiting Fulbright scholar at Harvard University. In addition, Vytautas has had research stays at University of Zurich, University College London, Central European University, European University Institute, Bristol University, and Tallinn Technical University.

Courses taught

Master's Colloquium

Bachelor's Colloquium

International Economics

Fundamentals of Economics

Research interests

Political economy of exchange rates

Political economy of financial crises

Varieties of Capitalism


“Determinants of Defense Spending: a TSCS Analysis of EU Member States” (co-authored with Ringailė Kuokštytė and Ieva Miklaševskaja), forthcoming in European Security.

“Retrospective voting in Central and Eastern Europe: Hyper-accountability, corruption or socio-economic inequality?” (co-authored with Mažvydas Jastramskis and Matas Baltrukevičius), Party Politics (forthcoming).

„Explaining National Preferences on the New European Banking Policy Framework: The Case of Lithuania“ (co-authored with Marius Skuodis), accepted for publication in Journal of Baltic Studies.

„Currency Boards, Depoliticization and Macroeconomic Stability: The Political Economy of Institutional Complementarities“ (co-authored with Magnus Feldmann), Policy Studies 38 (4), 2017, 356-374.

„Race to the Euro: Why Latvia Joined Earlier Than Lithuania“ (co-authored with Anastazija Markevičiūtė), Baltic Journal of Political Science 5 (5), 2017, 5-20.

„Mokestinės moralės reikšmė, situacija Lietuvoje ir būdai ją pagerinti“ (co-authored with Romualdas Bakutis), in Liutauras Gudžinskas (ed.), Geras valdymas ir pasitikėjimas tvarkos institucijomis, Vilnius: Vilniaus universiteto leidykla, 2017, 183-230.

„Fiscal Policy Learning from Crisis: Comparative Analysis of the Baltic Countries“ (co-authored with Ringa Raudla, Rainer Kattel, and Aleksandrs Cepilovs), Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research and Practice, publikuotas internete, 2016, 1-16.

„Searching for Historical Analogies in Political Economy: Baltic Political Economies and the Classical Gold Standard Regime“, Journal of Baltic Studies 47 (3), 2016, 287-299.

„Jingle bELLs and Struggling GIPS: Comparing the Baltic and the southern euro zone’s crisis experience using the varieties of capitalism framework“, Acta Oeconomica 65 (s1), 2015, 39-64.

„Fiscal consolidation and structural reforms in Lithuania in the period 2008-2012: from grand ambitions to hectic fire fighting“ (co-authored with Vitalis Nakrošis and Ramūnas Vilpišauskas), International Review of Administrative Sciences 81 (3), 2015, 522-540.

„Cooperating Estonians and ‘Exiting’ Lithuanians: Trust in Times of Crisis“, Post-Soviet Affairs 31 (6), 2015, 557-575.

„Baltic States in World Markets: Does Katzenstein’s Framework Still Hold?“, Journal of Baltic Studies 46 (2), 2015, 109-126.