Konstantinos Pouliakas
Research Fellow

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Pouliakas Konstantinos Pouliakas is an Expert on Skills and Labour Markets at the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (CEDEFOP) and Honorary Lecturer at the University of Aberdeen Business School. He is the main expert of Cedefop's skill mismatch and future of work projects and leads its country support programs on governance of skills anticipation in the EU. He has designed and steered the data collection of the European skills and jobs survey.

A graduate of St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford, he completed his PhD studies as part of the Scottish Graduate Program in Economics in 2007, under a fully-funded EU Fellowship. He has held positions as Invited Professor at University Roma Tre, Research Fellow at the University of Aberdeen and Invited Lecturer at the University of Cyprus. He has also been a Research Intern at the Bank of Greece and HM Treasury.

His current interests lie within the fields of Skills, Applied Labour and Personnel Economics, with emphasis on financial incentives, human capital theory and flexible forms of work. He has published widely in high-profile policy reports (e.g. European Commission, World Economic Forum) and in academic journals, including Economica, Journal of Economic Surveys, Research in Labor Economics, Regional Studies, Education Economics, Industrial Relations, Scottish Journal of Political Economy, Kyklos and International Labour Review.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in September 2009.
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IZA World of Labor article: Multiple job-holding: Career pathway or dire straits?
IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
10786  Seamus McGuinness
Konstantinos Pouliakas
Paul Redmond
How Useful Is the Concept of Skills Mismatch?
(Revised version 'Skills mismatch: Concepts, Measurement and Policy Approaches' forthcoming in: Journal of Economic Surveys)
9698  Seamus McGuinness
Konstantinos Pouliakas
Deconstructing Theories of Overeducation in Europe: A Wage Decomposition Approach
(published in Solomon W. Polachek , Konstantinos Pouliakas , Giovanni Russo , Konstantinos Tatsiramos (ed.) Skill Mismatch in Labor Markets (Research in Labor Economics, Volume 45) Emerald Publishing Limited, pp.81 - 127)
9392  Konstantinos Pouliakas
Giovanni Russo
Heterogeneity of Skill Needs and Job Complexity: Evidence from the OECD PIAAC Survey
7915  Konstantinos Pouliakas
A Balancing Act at Times of Austerity: Matching the Supply and Demand for Skills in the Greek Labour Market
(Revised version published in: Pouliakas, K. and Psifidou, I. 2015, 'Greece: Vocational education and training in economic change', Education in the European Union Pre-2003 Member States: Bloomsbury Publishing)
5941  Konstantinos Pouliakas
Nikolaos Theodoropoulos
The Effect of Variable Pay Schemes on Workplace Absenteeism
(published in: Research in Labor Economics, 2012, 36, 109-157)
4734  Konstantinos Pouliakas
Ioannis Theodossiou
An Inquiry into the Theory, Causes and Consequences of Monitoring Indicators of Health and Safety at Work
(revised version published as 'The Economics of Health and Safety at Work: An Interdisciplinary Review of the Theory and Policy' in: Journal of Economic Surveys, 2011, [Early View])
4713  Konstantinos Pouliakas
Pay Enough, Don't Pay Too Much or Don't Pay at All? The Impact of Bonus Intensity on Job Satisfaction
(published in: Kyklos, 2010, 63 (4), 597-626)
4648  Konstantinos Pouliakas
Deborah Roberts
Eudokia Balamou
Demetrios Psaltopoulos
Modelling the Effects of Immigration on Regional Economic Performance and the Wage Distribution: A CGE Analysis of Three EU Regions
(published in: Regional Studies, 2014, 48(2), 318-338)
4636  Ilias Livanos
Konstantinos Pouliakas
The Gender Wage Gap as a Function of Educational Degree Choices in an Occupationally Segregated EU Country
(published as 'Educational segregation and the gender wage gap in Greece' in: Journal of Economic Studies, 2012, 39 (5), 554-575)
4442  Ilias Livanos
Konstantinos Pouliakas
Wage Returns to University Disciplines in Greece: Are Greek Higher Education Degrees Trojan Horses?
(published in: Education Economics, 2010, iFirst published on 24 March 2010 )
4437  Georgios A. Panos
Konstantinos Pouliakas
Alexandros Zangelidis
The Inter-Related Dynamics of Dual Job Holding, Human Capital and Occupational Choice
(published as 'Multiple jobholding, Skill diversification and Mobility' in: Industrial Relations, 2014, 53 (2), 223-272)