10:00-10:20 Welcome Coffee

10:20-10:30 Welcome and Opening Remarks

Linas Tarasonis (Vilnius University)

Povilas Lastauskas (Bank of Lithuania)

10:30-12:00 Session I: Financial Markets (Chair: Alminas Žaldokas)

Social preference and group identity in the financial cooperative

Robertas Zubrickas (University of Bath) and Christian Ewerhart (University of Zurich)

Co-borrowers: What are they good for?

Swapnil Singh (Bank of Lithuania and Kaunas University of Technology) and Eglė Jakučionytė (Bank of Lithuania and Vilnius University)

Housing market friction, discounts and unemployment

Vytautas Valaitis (Duke University)

12:00-13:20 – Lunch Break

13:20-14:20 Session II: Personal Consumption (Chair: Linas Tarasonis)

How much to inform a handyman beforehand

Vaiva Petrikaitė (Barcelona GSE, the Institute of Economics Analysis (CSIC), CEPR and Vilnius University)

Cost perceptions and information in residential electricity consumption

Andrius Kažukauskas (Vilnius University) and Thomas Broberg (Umeå University)

14:20-14:40 – Break

14:40-16:10 Session III: Advances in Methods (Chair: Povilas Lastauskas)

Machine learning regression models with mixed frequency data: Theory and applications

Jonas Striaukas (Université Catholique de Louvain), Andrii Babii (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) and Eric Ghysels (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

Financial distress and real economic activity in Lithuania: a Granger causality test based on mixed-frequency VAR

Ieva Mikaliūnaitė (University of Palermo) and Andrea Cipollini (University of Palermo)

Tests for forecasting accuracy with CCE estimated factors

Ovidijus Stauskas (Lund University) and Joakim Westerlund (Lund University and Deakin University)

16:10-16:30 – Break

16:30-17:30 Session IV: Corporate Decisions (Chair: Aurelija Proškutė)

Corporate governance and firm crisis management

Audinga Baltrunaitė (Bank of Italy) and Giacomo Rodano (Bank of Italy)

New products

Alminas Žaldokas (HKUST), Abhiroop Mukherjee (HKUST) and Tomas Thornquist (Shell Street Labs)

18:30 - Dinner (by invitation only)