Associate Professor Dr. Aras Zirgulis is an American-Lithuanian scholar who has taught at ISM University since 2010. After completing his undergraduate degree at UCSD, he moved to Lithuania—studying at Vilnius University for his master’s degree, and at ISM for his doctoral degree. His research mainly relates to Public Economics and tax related issues, where he has published widely. Aras has participated in research visits at the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim (Germany) and BI Norwegian Business School (Norway). He is the recipient of The Kazimieras Meškauskas Prize from the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences for best Economics dissertation.