Dr. Vytautas Jankauskas

Dr. Vytautas Jankauskas
Research Fellow
University of Konstanz

Short biography

Vytautas Jankauskas is Post-Doctoral research fellow at the University of Konstanz (Public Administration and Organization Theory) and a Visiting Scholar 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 (, working on evaluation in International Organizations as well as their different administrative styles.

Publications (peer-reviewed)

Eckhard, S., Jankauskas, V. (2022): 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:

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,

Eckhard, S., Jankauskas, V. (2020): Explaining the political use of evaluation in international organizations. Policy Sciences 53, 667–695,

Jankauskas, V., Eckhard, S. (2019): International Bureaucracies as Strategic Actors: How the Better Regulation Reform Strengthens the European Commission. Politische Vierteljahresschrift. 60, 681–699,

Eckhard, S., Jankauskas, V. (2019): The Politics of Evaluation in International Organizations: A comparative Study of Stakeholder Influence Potential. Evaluation. 25(1),

Weiss, M., Jankauskas, V. (2019): Securing cyberspace: How states design governance arrangements. Governance. 32(2),