Nikos Askitas joined IZA in 2000 and he is the Institute’s Coordinator of Data and Technology. As head of its Research Data Center (IDSC) and Head of its ICT unit he is responsible for all data and technology issues and is hence a member of both the research and the service units of IZA. On the one hand,working as a mathematician, data scientist and economist, he explores new avenues of research and policy in labor economics but also in social science more generally while on the other hand he oversees the Institute’s ICT operations.
His Mathematics research was published in such Journals as Manuscripta Mathematica, Mathematische Zeitschrift, Knot Theory and Its Ramifications, The Kobe Journal of Japan, Topology and Its Applications. His economics research, theoretical and empirical, spans a wide range of topics and is published among others in the International Journal of Manpower, Wirtschaftsdienst, Journal of Forecasting, Cityscape - Journal of Policy Development and Research of the Office of Policy Development and Research at the US Dept. of Housing and Urban development, AStA Wirtschafts - und Sozialstatistisches Archiv, PLoS ONE, Journal of Biological Dynamics etc.
He is a member of the Editorial Board of PLoS ONE serving as an Academic Editor in Economics. His current research interests include web and big data, time series, forecasting and nowcasting, technology and labor, game theory, statistics, adaptive systems etc.