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Vytautas Jankauskas is a research fellow at the University of Konstanz (Public Administration and Organization Theory) and a PhD candidate at the Department of Political Science (Geschwister-Scholl-Institute) at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich.
As part of the DFG-Research-Unit International Public Administration (ipa-research.com), he is examining the role of evidence-based policy making in International Organizations (IOs) with a focus on the politics of evaluation. He conducted research at the headquarters of major IOs, including the EU, ILO, IOM, FAO, OECD, UNESCO, UNHCR, WHO, and WTO.
In his PhD project, he explores the relationship between member states and international public administrations, specifically looking at the role of trust.
Vytautas graduated from the Dresden University of Technology with a bachelor’s degree in International Relations and gained his Master of Arts in Political Science at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. He also spent a semester abroad at the Charles University in Prague and has previously worked as a trainee at the European Parliament in Brussels and Strasbourg as well as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania.
Weiss M, Jankauskas V. Securing cyberspace: How states design governance arrangements. Governance. 2018; 1–17. https://doi.org/10.1111/gove.12368
Eckhard S, Jankauskas V. The politics of evaluation in international organizations: A comparative study of stakeholder influence potential. Evaluation. 2018; 1-18. DOI: 10.1177/1356389018803967
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Xavier Fernández-i-Marín is lecturer at the GSI. He has previously been senior researcher at ESADE, assistant professor at the University of Konstanz, research fellow at ESADEgeo (Center for Global Economy and Geopolitics) working on the determinants of the cooperation amongst countries and Global Governance, and „Juan de la Cierva“ post-doc research fellow at IBEI (Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals) from 2009 until 2011. He presented his PhD on Technology and Public Policy: An Evaluation of Internet and e-Government policies in Spain in 2008 at the Political and Social Sciences Department of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra.
He has been trained in methodology at the University of Essex, obtaining a postgraduate degree, and teaching in the summer school for several years. He has ample experience with hierarchical/multilevel models and bayesian inference, and also in cluster analysis, principal component analysis, factor analysis, survival (event history) analysis, spatial models and quantitative methods in general. This has brought collaborations with several disciplines, bringing scientific, methodological and systematic value to different teams.