Vytautas Jankauskas is Post-Doctoral research fellow at the Chair of Public Administration & PublicPolicy at Zeppelin University. He previously worked at the University of Konstanz (Chair of Public Administration & Organization Theory) and was a Visiting Scholar at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (Geschwister-Scholl-Institute of Political Science), where he also obtained his PhD in Political Science (summa cum laude).
In his research, he examines International Organizations (IOs), exploring the relationship between member states and IO secretariats. His work deals with IO performance, issues of trust and evidence-based policymaking. He is also part of the DFG-Research-Unit International Public Administration (ipa-research.com), working on evaluation in International Organizations as well as their different administrative styles.
He conducted research at the headquarters of major IOs, including the EU, ILO, IOM, FAO, OECD, UNESCO, UNHCR, WHO, WTO, IMF, World Bank, UNDP, UNFPA, UNICEF and others.
Vytautas graduated from the Dresden University of Technology with a bachelor’s degree in International Relationsand gained his Master of Arts in Political Science at the LMU Munich (best of the year). He also spent a semester abroad at the Charles University in Prague and previously worked as a trainee at the European Parliament in Brussels and Strasbourg as well as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania. Before starting his PhD, he worked as a research assistant at different chairs and research projects at the LMU Munich.
Eckhard, S., Jankauskas, V. (2023): The Politics of Evaluation in International Organizations. Oxford University Press. Forthcoming.
Jankauskas, V. (2021): Delegation and Stewardship in International Organizations. Journal of European Public Policy. Online First, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13501763.2021.1883721
Jankauskas, V., Eckhard, S., Ege, J. (2021): The Method of Structured, Focused Comparison (Book chapter in: Introduction to International Organization Research Methods, Eds. Fanny Badache, Lucile Maertens, Leah R. Kimber). Michigan University Press. Forthcoming.
Heinkelmann-Wild, T., Jankauskas, V. (2020): To Yield or Shield?
Comparing International Public Administrations’ Responses to Member
States’ Policy Contestation. Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis. Online First, https://doi.org/10.1080/13876988.2020.1822144.
Eckhard, S., Jankauskas, V. (2020): Explaining the political use of evaluation in international organizations. Policy Sciences 53, 667–695, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11077-020-09402-2.
Jankauskas, V., Eckhard, S. (2019): International Bureaucracies as Strategic Actors: How the Better Regulation Reform Strengthens the European Commission. Politische Vierteljahresschrift. 60, 681–699, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11615-019-00189-3.
Eckhard, S., Jankauskas, V. (2019): The Politics of Evaluation in International Organizations: A comparative Study of Stakeholder Influence Potential. Evaluation. 25(1), https://doi.org/10.1177%2F1356389018803967.
Weiss, M., Jankauskas, V. (2019): Securing cyberspace: How states design governance arrangements. Governance. 32(2), https://doi.org/10.1111/gove.12368.