Prof. Dr. Alexander S. Kritikos

Prof. Dr. Alexander S. Kritikos
Research Director
Executive Board
Key activities
  • Entrepreneurship Research
  • Empirical Industrial Organization and Institutional Economics
  • Experimental and Behavioral Economics
  • Microfinance

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    Alexander Kritikos is Research Director for Entrepreneurship Research at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin), where he was before Head of the Department ‘Innovation, Manufacturing, Service' since 2008 and Vice-President since 2010. At the same time, he is appointed as Full Professor for Industrial and Institutional Economics at the University of Potsdam, is Research Fellow of the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) and of the Institute for Employment Research (IAB), Bonn. Since 2004, he is founding member and member of the advisory board of the German Microfinance Institute (DMI).

    Born in 1965, he studied economics and political sciences at the University of Munich where he received in 1989 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. Alexander Kritikos was Research Fellow of the German Marshall Fund in Washington (1999), EU-TMR Research Fellow at Athens University of Economics (2000), and he is member of the Social Sciences Committee and of Economic Policy Committee of the German Economic Association. Since 2010 he is associate editor of Journal of Economic Psychology and of Small Business Economics.

    His articles have been published in Economics Letters, Economics of Governance, International Review of Law and Economics, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of Economic Psychology, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Kyklos, Small Business Economics, Southern Economic Journal und Theory and Decision. His comments have been published in various newspapers like Süddeutsche Zeitung, Handelsblatt, Die Zeit, Frankfurter Allgemeine and Kathimerini.