Luka Klimavičiūtė

Luka Klimavičiūtė specialises in quantitative research on emerging technologies, employment and migration policy. Prior to joining PPMI, Luka worked at the InterMedia Survey Institute in Washington, DC, where she helped carry out large-scale surveys for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in Africa and Asia on mobile money and access to finance. Luka transferred these skills to PPMI in 2018 when she helped implement an EU-wide survey of online platform workers (n=40,000), focusing on data validation and analysis. In 2019, Luka started working on another JRC project exploring the effects of digital government transformation. Specifically, Luka led a small-scale randomised control trial to assess the impact of using an app through which citizens report non-emergency issues on civic engagement. Most recently, she has been involved in two projects concerning platform work, including the EIGE survey on gender differences in platform work in 10 EU Member States as well as a study supporting an impact assessment of an initiative to improve the working conditions of platform workers, coordinated by DG EMPL.


Key areas of expertise

  • Policy areas: government innovation, employment, migration, social inclusion
  • Research methods: surveys, econometric modelling, statistical analysis (Stata), data visualisation (Tableau), impact evaluation, interviews, and desk research



  • MSc in Migration Studies, University of Oxford (with distinction), UK, 2018
  • BA in International Studies, Economics, and Political Science, University of Richmond (with distinction), USA, 2016


Selected projects

  • Study to support the impact assessment of an EU Initiative on improving the working conditions of platform workers (European Commission, DG EMPL, 2021);
  • High-Level Evaluation on Promoting Fair and Effective Labour Migration Policies (ILO, 2021);
  • Study on the benefits of using social outcome contracting in the provision of social services and interventions – a cross-country comparative assessment of evolving good practice in cross-sectoral partnerships for public value creation (2019-2020);
  • Gender equality prospects in labour markets transformed by artificial intelligence and platform work - Review of the BPfA (2020-2021);
  • Study on consumer behaviour towards digital platforms as a means for communication (2020-2021);
  • Study to provide support to the Observatory for the Online Platform Economy (European Commission, DG CONNECT, 2019-2021);
  • CEEYouth: The comparative study of young migrants from Poland and Lithuania in the context of Brexit (Lithuanian Research Council, 2018-2021);
  • Exploring Digital Government Transformation in the EU: understanding public sector innovation in a data-driven society (European Commission, JRC, 2019-2020);
  • The use of flanking measures in the EU and their implementation to the Lithuanian context (European Commission, Structural Reform and Support Service and the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania, 2018-2019);
  • Online Panel Survey on dynamic work patterns in digital labour platforms (European Commission, JRC, 2018).

Selected publications

2021. “Study on the benefits of using social outcome contracting in the provision of social services and interventions” (with Chiodo V., De Pieri B., Gineikytė V.). Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union.

2020. Utilisation of Returning Migrants’ Skills and Labour: The Case of Lithuania, (with Barcevičius, E. and Pukelis, L) in Woźniak-Jęchorek, B. Pilc, M. (eds.) Institutional Limits to Growth in Labour Utilisation in CEE Countries, Routledge.

2020. “Diaspora Policies, Consular Services and Social Protection for Lithuanian Citizens Abroad” (with D. Gudelis) in Lafleur J.M.; Vintila D. (Eds.) Migration and Social Protection in Europe and Beyond (Volume 2), Springer.

2020. “The Impact of Brexit on Young Poles and Lithuanians in the UK: Reinforced Temporariness of Migration Decisions” (with Parutis V., Jonavičienė D., Karolak M., Wermińska-Wiśnicka I.). Central and Eastern European Migration Review (CEEMR).

2020. “Assessing the impacts of digital government transformation in the EU - Conceptual framework and empirical case studies” (with Codagnone C., Liva G., Barcevičius E., Misuraca G., Benedetti M., Vanini I., Vecchi G., Ryen Gloinson E., Stewart K., Hoorens S., Gunashekar S.). JRC Technical Report, edited by Gianluca Misuraca.

2020. “Migrant Remittances to and from the UK” (with C. Vargas-Silva). Migration Observatory, University of Oxford.

2019. “Exploring Digital Government transformation in the EU: Analysis of the state of the art and review of the literature” (with E. Barcevičius, G. Cibaitė, C. Codagnone, V. Gineikytė, G. Liva, L. Matulevič, G. Misuraca, I. Vanini). JRC Science for Policy Report, edited by Gianluca Misuraca.

2017. “To Stay or Not To Stay: The Calculus for International STEM Students in the United States.”
Migration Information Source. Washington, DC: January 4, 2017.

2015. “Assessing Global Lithuania: the strengths and weaknesses of Lithuanian diaspora engagement strategy” (with Dangis Gudelis). Journal of Baltic Studies, 1-24.

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