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Gintare Malisauskaite

PhD candidate

School of Economics, Keynes College, Room Lg.15



Gintare is studying a PhD in Economics in the School of Economics at the University of Kent in Canterbury, since autumn 2013. Previously she finished her BSc degree in Financial Economics and Econometris and MSc degree in Economics with Econometrics at the University of Kent. She also obtained a BA in Philosophy from the University of Vilnius before coming to the University of Kent.

Thesis title

Essays on the Effects of Communism Regime in Eastern Europe

Research synopsis

The aim of this research is to find out what effect Soviet Union’s regime had on some economic and cultural outcomes that were potentially affected by a number of policies imposed on the countries that were part of the Union. The first paper looks into the differences between educational attainment levels between Eastern and Western Europe and examines the effectiveness of education policy in USSR.

Primary research interest

  • Economics and Culture

Secondary research interest

  • Social Capital studies
  • Economic Policy
  • Health Economics
  • Labour Economics
  • Econometrics

Thesis supervisors

Dr Alex Klein and Professor Miguel Leon-Ledesma


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