Dr. Vytautas Kuokštis

Associate professor

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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

Comparative political economy

International political economy


2021 „Determinants of Defence Spending: a TSCS Analysis of EU Member States“ (bendraautorės Ringailė Kuokštytė ir Ieva Miklaševskaja), European Security, 30 (2), 197-217.

2021 „Retrospective voting in Central and Eastern Europe: Hyper-accountability, corruption or socio-economic inequality?“ (bendraautoriai Mažvydas Jastramskis ir Matas Baltrukevičius), Party Politics, 27 (4), 667-679.

2018: „Explaining National Preferences on the New European Banking Policy Framework: The Case of Lithuania“ (together with Marius Skuodis), Journal of Baltic Studies 49 (3), 351-369. https://doi.org/10.1080/01629778.2018.1451351

2018: „Fiscal Policy Learning from Crisis: Comparative Analysis of the Baltic Countries“ (together with Ringa Raudla, Rainer Kattel, Aleksandrs Cepilovs), Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research and Practice 20 (3), 288-303. https://doi.org/10.1080/13876988.2016.1244947

2017: „Currency Boards, Depoliticization and Macroeconomic Stability: The Political Economy of Institutional Complementarities“ (together Magnus Feldmann), Policy Studies 38 (4), 356-374. https://doi.org/10.1080/01442872.2017.1318845

2016: „Searching for Historical Analogies in Political Economy: Baltic Political Economies and the Classical Gold Standard Regime“, Journal of Baltic Studies. https://doi.org/10.1080/01629778.2015.1109530

2015: „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), 39-64. https://doi.org/10.1556/032.65.2015.s1.4

2015: „Fiscal consolidation and structural reforms in Lithuania in the period 2008-2012: from grand ambitions to hectic fire fighting“ (together with Vitalis Nakrošis and Ramūnas Vilpišauskas), International Review of Administrative Sciences. https://doi.org/10.1177/0020852315581786

2015: „Cooperating Estonians and ‘Exiting’ Lithuanians: Trust in Times of Crisis“, Post-Soviet Affairs 31(6), 557-575. https://doi.org/10.1080/1060586X.2015.1008733

2015: „Baltic States in World Markets: Does Katzenstein’s Framework Still Hold?“, Journal of Baltic Studies 46 (2), 109-126. https://doi.org/10.1080/01629778.2014.962555