Middlesex University London, United Kingdom
November, 2018 Post Graduate certificate in Higher Education in Teaching and Supportive Learning
Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania
2007 – 2012 Doctor of Social Science (Economics)
2005 – 2007 Master of Economics (Finance and Banking)
2001 – 2005 Bachelor of Economics
English, Lithuanian, Russian, a bit of German and Japanese.
Designed and delivered modules (title reflect teaching language):
Research interests are focused on but not limited to those mentioned in this short (1 minute) video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCGzVHcZ9Pg
Cognitive and Emotional Biases and their influence on decision-making were analyzed in my PhD research and developed in my post-doc research. My interest in analyzing influence of Psychology on human (market participant) behavior is highlighted in my eye-tracking experiments and aims ”to help develop this field and improve our understanding of entrepreneurial individuals and organizations, taking a psychological perspective and investigates entrepreneurial cognition and decision making“.
My basic motivation to be research active is intrinsic – I am completely committed to researching peculiarities of financial behaviour, I have the necessary contacts with professionals working in the same area in different countries and finally, I believe that working together we could achieve better results than doing research individually. A “side effect”, but not less important is promoting my University outside the country as a strong partner, willing and able to conduct innovating, value creating research. This increase of the research power and reputation in general and will also contribute to improving my personal professional skills, so that will be definitely mutually beneficial cooperation.
My recent research interests include, but not limited to market manipulations, fake news, creative accounting, framing and market anomalies. It seems to be more finance sector oriented, but indeed, I apply broader approach and try to figure out the influence of different irrational behavior forming factors (both cognitive and emotional) on market participants in general (not limited to investors, traders or financial analysts). I use managerial approach and do mostly qualitative analysis.
As you could see from the summary of my PhD dissertation provided, the core idea of its research was based on the development of complex research methodology, allowing distinguishing factors forming irrational individual investors’ behavior and identifying its influence on stock market (through calendar market anomalies). Proposed methodology could be adopted and used to research factors forming irrational entrepreneurs’ behavior (micro level) and conclude on behavior of companies (macro level). Assuming that companies are mostly managed by individuals (and their decisions could be influenced by their personality, attitude towards risk, confidence/overconfidence level, etc.) it is also possible to identify the influence of collegial management bodies (for example, Board of Governors or similar) on rationality/irrationality of business management decisions.
04/2015 - 03/2017, Researcher, research project Nr. MIP-15642 „Digital Shadow Economy“, funded Research Council of Lithuania
01/2015 – 06/2015, Expert, applied research project “Expert on Strategic Environmental Impact Assessment (SEA) of the Lithuanian-Russian Cross-Border Cooperation Program 2014-2020”, funded by the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania
03/2014 – 09/2014, Expert, applied research project “Improvement of Examination of individuals Seeking to Provide Bankruptcy and Restructuring Administration Services”, funded by Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Lithuania
07/2011 - 10/2011, Cost Expert, international project Nr. VP1-2.2-ŠMM-07-K-02-023 “Asia studies internationality development possibilities in Vytautas Magnus university“ funded by EU structural funds
06/2007 - 01/2010, Project Manager, international projects „I am European“ and „Europe is our Home“ funded by the European Parliament
06/2006 - 01/2007, Project Moderator, international project „iCOLL", Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania
01/2001 – 08/2001, Project manager assistant-interpreteur, international project “Technical assistance for Study on Social Costs of Decommissioning of Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant“, funded by EU Phare program
- Coordination of theoretical and methodological studies of the financial systems and financial markets in the framework of the "Research on development of the financial system in the context of innovation"
- Supervision of bachelor's and master's thesis, doctoral dissertations
- Vice-Chairman of Bachelor's and Master's thesis defense committees, member of doctoral dissertation defense committee