Simonas Cepenas

Simonas Cepenas


Comparative Politics




BA in Economics and Politics from ISM University of Management and Economics
BBA from BI Norwegian Business School
MA in Political Science and Government from Southern Illinois University Carbondale


I am interested in the relationship between political institutions and various economic policies. To be more specific I would like to continue exploring state-owned enterprises, monopolies and private firms, and how political factors, such as electoral systems and cabinet partisanship, affect these types of enterprises. I’d also like to contribute to the spread of positivistic, formal-modeling-based approach to the study of Political Science.

Research interests

Comparative Politics, Post Communist Transitions, Political Economy, Game Theory, Industrial Organization, Quantitative Methods.