Alexander S. Kritikos is member of the Executive Board and Research Director at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) Berlin and Professor for Industrial and Institutional Economics at the University of Potsdam. Born in 1965, he studied economics and political sciences at the University of Munich where he received his degree as Diplom-Volkswirt. After a scholarship at the 'post graduate programme for Applied Microeconomics' of the Free University of Berlin he received his doctoral degree in Economics at the Humboldt-University of Berlin in 1996 and his Habilitation in Economics at the European University Viadrina in 2003. His research interests are Entrepreneurship Research and Innovation, and Behavioral and Institutional Economics.

Alexander S. Kritikos was Member of the Advisory Board of the German Microfinance Institute (2005-2015), Research Fellow of the German Marshall Fund in Washington (1999) and EU-TMR Research Fellow at der Athens University of Economics (2000). He is member of the Economic Policy Committee and of the Social Sciences Committee of the German Economic Association, and Research Fellow of the Institute for Employment Research (IAB), Nuremberg. Since 2010 he is Editor of Small Business Economics. Between 2012 and 2016, he served as Managing Editor of IZA World of Labor. His articles have been published among others in Economics Letters, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of Population Economics, Reserch Policy, and Small Business Economics.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in 2008.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 15260
Marco Caliendo, Daniel Graeber, Alexander S. Kritikos, Johannes Seebauer
published online in: Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, June 8, 2022
IZA Discussion Paper No. 14630
published in: Small Business Economics, 2022, 58 (2), 593-609
IZA Discussion Paper No. 14610
published as 'The productivity shock in business services' in: Small Business Economics, 2022, 59 (3), 1273 - 1299
IZA Discussion Paper No. 12742
revised version published as 'Personality characteristics and the decision to hire' in: Industrial and Corporate Change, 2022, 31 (3), 736-761
IZA Discussion Paper No. 12035
published as 'Microfirms and innovation in the service sector' in: Small Business Economics, 2020, 55 (4), 997-1018
IZA Discussion Paper No. 11880
published in: Small Business Economics, 2019, 53 (1), 1–20
IZA Discussion Paper No. 11501
published in: Journal of Business Venturing, 2018, 33(6), 742-761
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9734
published in: Research Policy, 2016, 45 (6), 1263–1274
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8818
published in: Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, 2015, 67 (2), 307-333
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8739
substantially revised version (available on request) published as "Influence in the Face of Impunity" in: Economics Letters, 2016, 141, 119-121.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8651
revised version published in: Small Business Economics, 2017, 49 (2), 251–272
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7852
published in: International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, 2015, 11(2), 267-286
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7606
Benedikt Herrmann, Alexander S. Kritikos
published in: IZA Journal of European Labor Studies, 2013, 2:14
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6326
published in: DIW-Economic Bulletin, 2012, 3, 17-26.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6093
published in: Applied Economics, 2013, 45 (13), 1741-1749
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5790
published in: Journal of Economic Psychology, 2012, 33 (2), 319-324
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5566
revised version published in: Small Business Economics, 2014, 42 (4), 787-814
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5370
published in: Journal of Economic Psychology, 2012, 33 (2), 394-409
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4661
published in: Erik Lehmann and M. Keilbach, M. (eds.), From Industrial Organization to Entrepreneurship: A Tribute to David B. Audretsch, Springer, New York, 2019, 247-265
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4292
published in: Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik, 2009, 229 (5), 523-543
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3525
revised version published in: Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2010, 76 (1), 45-63
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3220
revised version published in: Small Business Economics, 2010, 35(1), 71-92
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3114
published in: Perspektiven der Wirtschaftspolitik, 2009, 10(2), 189-213
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2168
revised version published in: Small Business Economics, 2009, 32 (2), 153-167
IZA Research Report No. 61
Forschungsbericht im Auftrag des Bundesministeriums für Wirtschaft und Technologie und des Bundesministeriums für Arbeit und Soziales in Kooperation mit der Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau, Bonn 2014 (213 Seiten)