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Kristina Barauskaitė Griškevičienė is currently working as a senior economist at the Applied Macroeconomic Research Division of the Economics Department of the Bank of Lithuania and as a researcher/lecturer at ISM University, where she currently teaches courses in macroeconomics and industrial organization to 2nd-3rd year bachelor students. She is also a PhD student in economics at ISM University of Management and Economics and has a master’s degree in economics from this university as well. In 2019-2020, she had the opportunity to work at the European Central Bank (ECB), Frankfurt, Germany, where she focused on analytical research projects and applied network methodologies to investigate network structures and propagation of shocks. For example, she worked on the project on collateral flows in the euro area secured money market where she applies network methodology to analyze the flows of different types of collateral. In 2020, she was selected for a summer research internship at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington, DC, USA, where her research project focuses on global value chains and changes in intersectoral network structures.
“I participate in various international conferences abroad, where I present my research and its results. Presentations at conferences allow us to improve the carried out research, get feedback from other researchers and answer their tuff questions, which are usually extremely valuable and help to improve the quality of research. In addition, by participating in conferences, I have the opportunity of networking and discussing relevant research topics with extremely high-level scientists, get familiar with the researchers from my field as well as, possibly, find future co-authors. Attending conferences is an important and truly valuable experience for the young researcher.
In terms of Macroeconomics, students are provided with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills needed to study the overall economic structure of a country. Students learn how to analyze the most important macroeconomic phenomena and the impact of government macroeconomic policies on the country’s economy and economic actors.
The Industrial Organization course aims to teach students to apply microeconomic models in assessing and analyzing the actions and choices of companies under different market conditions. During this course, students mathematically evaluate the strategic actions and opportunities of companies, combining theoretical knowledge with real-life practical examples.
My research mainly focuses on the production networks (as well as the interconnectedness between the real economy and financial sector) and the role of network channel in propagating shocks, both micro and macro, to the macroeconomic level.”