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 lead expert of Cedefop's skill mismatch and future of work projects and leads its country support programmes on improving skills anticipation and matching governance in the EU. He has designed and steered the data collection of 2 waves 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.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 12541
heavily revisied version forthcoming in: Economics of Innovation and New Technology
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10786
revised version published as 'Skills mismatch: Concepts, Measurement and Policy Approaches' in Journal of Economic Surveys, 2018, 32 (4), 985-1085
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9698
published in: S.W. Polachek et al. (eds.): Skill Mismatch in Labor Markets (Research in Labor Economics, 45) , 2017, 81 - 127
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7915
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
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5941
published in: Research in Labor Economics, 2012, 36, 109-157
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4734
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]
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