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On Friday, 9th of November, 2018, at 1 p. m. in the Meeting Hall of Lithuanian Social Research Centre (A. Goštauto st. 9, LT-01108 Vilnius, Lithuania) Virgilijus RUTKAUSKAS will have his doctoral dissertation defence. The title of the dissertation "Tax morale and its impact on public sector revenue".

Doctoral dissertation was prepared in 2013–2018 at Lithuanian Social Research Centre.

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Romas LAZUTKA (Vilnius University, Economics – 04S).

The Dissertation Defence Board of Scientific Field of Economics of Vilnius Gediminas Technical University:
Chairman: Prof. Dr. Jelena STANKEVIČIENĖ (Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Economics – 04S).
Prof. Dr. Boguslavas GRUŽEVSKIS (Lithuanian Social Research Centre, Economics – 04S),
Prof. Dr. Daiva JUREVIČIENĖ (Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Economics – 04S),
Prof. Dr. Natalja LACE (Riga Technical University, Latvia, Economics – 04S),
Prof. Dr. Vytas NAVICKAS (Vytautas Magnus University, Economics – 04S).

A copy of the doctoral dissertation is available for review at the Internet website, at the Library of Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (Saulėtekio al. 14, LT-10223 Vilnius, Lithuania), at the Library of Lithuanian Social Research Centre (A. Goštauto st. 9., LT-01108 Vilnius, Lithuania) and at the Institute of Lithuanian Agrarian Economics (V. Kudirkos st. 18-2, LT-03101 Vilnius, Lithuania).

The Director of the Lithuanian Social Research Centre (LSRC) Dr. S. Mikulioniene and the Head of the Labor Market Research Institute of the LSRC Dr. B. Gruzevskis took part in the Lithuanian Demography Forum organized by the Office of the Government of Lithuania on June 21, 2018. LSRC researchers discussed the impact of demographic changes (in particular implications of depopulation and ageing of the population) on the socioeconomic development of the country. They highlighted the need for a highly responsible implementation of tax reform and the improvement of labor market policy mechanisms, given that the number of labor market leavers starting from 2020 (up to 2040, and probably even longer) will exceed the number of new entrants to labor market. S. Mikulioniene and B. Gruzevskis participated in the thematic discussions and made proposals for improvement of social and employment policy.

On 19 April 2018 the First Secretary Tachelle Kirkpatrick of the Embassy of Canada visited Lithuanian Social Research Centre. She met with the researchers dr. Andrius Marcinkevičius, dr. Giedrė Blažytė and dr. Monika Frėjutė-Rakauskienė of the Institute for Ethnic Studies. The researchers presented the latest data collected from the sociological researches performed in the Institute on integration of ethnic minorities, public attitudes polls towards different ethnic, religious and social groups and the results of media discourse on ethnic issues analysis.

Moment of visit:

The Research Council of Lithuania launches Brain Gain and Reintegration (SMART) call for proposals

The Research Council of Lithuania launches call for proposals to attract foreign and Lithuanian leading researchers to carry out high-budget research projects in the smart specialisation areas in Lithuania next week. Maximum budget of one project – EUR 1 million.

Brain Gain and Reintegration (SMART) call for proposal leaflets in Lithuanian (PDF) and English (PDF).

For more information: dr. Inga Blaziene, phone: (+370 5) 275 35 68, E-mail:

The meeting of LSRC and Headquarters Multinational Corps Northeast

On 27 February 2018 Headquarters Multinational Corps Northeast representatives paid a visit to Lithuanian Social Research Centre. During the meeting there were presented activities of each institution and discussed collaboration perspectives.

Few moments:

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