Economics

ISM University has a doctoral program in economics together with Vytautas Magnus University and Mykolas Romeris University.
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About the program

ISM Doctoral programme in Economics is designed to develop competencies allowing to identify relevant economic, financial and societal problems, to conduct high quality research and publish their results in internationally recognised peer-reviewed journals.

 

Doctoral students are encouraged to take part in international internships and courses at foreign Universities and to obtain European Doctorate Certificate together with their Doctoral diploma.

 

ISM doctoral student research contributes to the understanding of monetary policy and financial asset valuation, analysis of economic sector networks and the spread of economic shocks, national tax competition and corporate tax evasion, financial behaviour, corporate insolvency, the impact of emerging technologies on financial and labour markets, sustainability and other economic phenomena in the different contexts.

 

Part-time doctoral studies provide an opportunity to combine a professional career with a doctorate. The knowledge and research skills acquired in doctoral studies provide an opportunity to apply research-based solutions in professional activities.

 

ISM Doctoral Studies in Economics are organized together with Vytautas Magnus and Mykolas Romeris University.

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Lithuanian
Full time: 4 years; Part time studies: 6 years; Externally: up to 1 year.
Doctor of Economics

Program benefits

Possibility to create knowledge
That advances economic science
Personal development
Advanced research skills transferable to professional activity, critical and analytical thinking
Research-based decisions
Research informed decisions make a greater impact
Empowering and supportive academic environment
A strong doctoral student community
I was aware of the fact that high-level scholars come to teach doctoral courses, which is very important when growing up as a researcher. Doctoral studies showed that I made the right choice.
Dr. Pijus Krūminas
ISM lecturer

Publications of Doctoral Students

Constantinescu, M., & Barauskaite, K. (2018)
Network-based macro fluctuations: what about an open economy?
Baltic Journal of Economics, 18(2), 95-117
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Constantinescu, M., & Barauskaitė-Griškevičienė, K. (2018)
Network-based macro fluctuations: evidence from Lithuania
Discussion paper series, 6, 1-27
Krūminas, P. (2019)
Public R&D under diferent electoral rules: evidence from OECD countries
Constitutional Political Economy, 30(3), 300-329
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Soofi-Siavash, S., & Barauskaitė, K. (2019)
Sectoral production and diffusion index forecasts for output in Lithuania
Discussion paper series, 12, 1-31
Žukauskas, V., & Hülsmann, J. G. (2019)
Financial asset valuations: The total demand approach
The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, 72, 123-131
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Barauskaitė, K., & Nguyen, D. M. A. (2020)
Intersectoral network‐based channel of aggregate TFP shocks
International Journal of Finance & Economics, 1-39

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Admission and other information

Scholarships
Admissions
Dissertation defense
Doctoral Committee

Scholarships

The Targeted Sustainability Scholarship for a doctoral research

The Targeted Sustainability Scholarship is offered for full-time doctoral studies in Economics and is dedicated to doctoral research on the financial evaluation of environmental, social, and governance activities as well as other sustainability initiatives of companies. The Targeted Sustainability Scholarship includes additional grant of 600 EUR/month to the state scholarship for full-time doctoral studies.

Tuition fees discounts

Doctoral students who are graduates of an ISM Bachelor’s, International Master’s, or Master’s degree in Management are granted an ISM graduate discount. The amount of the discount is 30% of the tuition fee paid for the entire study period. The discount is also given to doctoral students who have received a high competitive score.

Doctoral candidates may present their dissertation for defense when they:

  • Pass all the examinations provided in the doctoral study program
  • Present their most significant research results in at least 2 articles published (or accepted for publication) in scientific peer-reviewed journals, or scientific monography
  • Present their research results during at least 2 international scientific gatherings (conferences, seminars)
  • Complete academic practice

Doctoral Committee of Economics programme

 

Doctoral Committee is composed of researchers from all participating partner universities, co-ordinates, and assures the quality of doctoral studies and scientific research. Doctoral Committee evaluates research topics of doctoral students, approves individual study programs, considers doctoral supervision issues, monitors doctoral student research progress, and assesses the quality of doctoral dissertations.

Doctoral Committee of Economics:

  • Prof. dr. Vilija Aleknevičienė – VMU
  • Doc. dr. Aušra Pažėraitė – VMU
  • Prof. dr. Kristina Levišauskaitė – VMU
  • Prof. dr. Violeta Pukelienė – VMU
  • Prof. dr. Vlada Vitunskienė – VMU
  • Prof. dr. Ričardas Krikštolaitis – VMU
  • Doc. dr. Mindaugas Butkus – VMU
  • Prof. dr. Ilona Bučiūnienė – ISM
  • Prof. dr. Valdonė Darškuvienė – ISM
  • Prof. dr. Eglė Kazlauskienė – MRU
  • Prof. dr. Asta Vasiliauskaitė – MRU
  • Prof. dr. Zita Tamašauskienė – VU
  • Prof. dr. Daiva Beržinskienė-Juozaitienė – VU

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Prof. Ilona Bučiūnienė
Dean of doctoral studies
+370 5 212 3960
ilona.buciuniene@ism.lt
Ugnė Gervickaitė
Manager of Research and Doctoral studies
+370 612 59 672
ugne.gervickaite@ism.lt
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