Luka joined PPMI in 2018. She specialises in public sector innovation, employment policy and migration studies. In 2018, she helped implement the second wave of the COLLEEM Survey for JRC regarding conditions of workers who make a living through online platforms. In 2019, Luka joined a JRC project exploring the effects of digital government transformation, including the risks for public sector employees, which involved a randomised control trial, surveys, and interviews with top city officials. Additionally, she is involved in the CEEYouth comparative study of young migrants from Poland and Lithuania in the context of Brexit and a DG EMPL study on social outcome contracting. Before joining PPMI, Luka consulted for various organisations, including the World Bank and Oxford’s Migration Observatory.
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
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 (European Commission, DG EMPL, ongoing);
Gender equality prospects in labour markets transformed by artificial intelligence and platform work - Review of the BPfA (European Commission, EIGE, ongoing);
Study on consumer behaviour towards digital platforms as a means for communication (European Commission, BEREC, ongoing);
Study on “Support to the Observatory for the Online Platform Economy” (European Commission, DG CONNECT, ongoing);
CEEYouth: The comparative study of young migrants from Poland and Lithuania in the context of Brexit (Lithuanian Research Council, ongoing);
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).
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.«back