Dr Nick Drydakis
Dr Nick Drydakis, PhD in Economics, is a world-leading researcher in labour economics. His research focuses on the correlations between wellbeing, employment, wages, and the economy as a whole. He has published single author articles in widely renowned journals, including: Labour Economics; Social Science and Medicine; Economics Letters; Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society; Journal of Population Economics; Review of Economics of the Household; Feminist Economics; European Journal of Health Economics; Journal of Vocational Behavior; Urban Studies; and Human Relations. Nick is a Reader (Associate Professor) in Economics at ARU (UK). He collaborates with the Centre for Science and Policy at the University of Cambridge as an Academic Expert on labour economics, where he provides expert knowledge to Directors from Whitehall, local government and the European Commission. Nick collaborates with the OECD (International Migration Division) as an Expert on labour economics. Moreover, he is a Research Fellow at IZA (Germany), and spokesperson at the IZA World of Labour for a series of areas such as economic crisis, universities quality, inequality, poverty, exploitation, bullying, disability, and health. Furthermore, Nick is the founding Director of the Centre for Pluralist Economics (CPE) at ARU. The CPE aims to influence economic decision making by examining a wide range of decisions, alternatives and their implications. Finally, he is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK), and a Fellow and Cluster Leader of the GLO. His research outcomes have been used by the World Bank, the OECD, the ILO, the EC and European Governments to shape and inform future employment policy. He has worked on European Union and World Bank research programs such as the Progress Program, the European Territorial Cooperation Program, and the Knowledge Platform Program.