The Baltic Economic Association has been founded in June 2018 in Vilnius. It aims at fostering the development and application of economics as a science in the Baltic States as well as  promoting and reinforcing cooperation among economists from the region.

An annual conference will be organized which will rotate every year within the
three countries. This conference builds upon the annual meeting of the Lithuanian Economics Network, started in 2012.



Linas Tarasonis (Vilnius University, Bank of Lithuania) – President

Konstantins Benkovskis (SSE Riga) – Secretary

Nicolas Gavoille (SSE Riga)                  – Treasurer

Kaire Poder (Estonian Business School, Tallinn University of Technology)

Povilas Lastauskas (Vilnius University, Bank of Lithuania)

Jaan Masso (University of Tartu)

Initiative group of the association:

Lithuania – Bank of Lithuania, Vilnius University, Kaunas University of Technology, ISM University of Business and Management

Latvia – Bank of Latvia, SSE Riga, University of Latvia

Estonia – Bank of Estonia, University of Tartu, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonian Business School, Estonian University of Life Sciences