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Prof. Dr. Alexander S. Kritikos

Prof. Dr. Alexander S. Kritikos

Member of the Executive Board

Head of Entrepreneurship Research Group

Member of Department of the Firms and Markets Department

Research Topics and Working Areas

Alexander Kritikos has been a scientific member of the board of the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) since May 2021. Before he was 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, and Research Fellow of the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), Bonn, and of the Institute for Employment Research (IAB), Nuremberg.

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 editor of Small Business Economics.

His articles have been published in Economics Letters, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Research Policy and Small Business Economics. His OpEds have been published in various newspapers like Süddeutsche Zeitung, Handelsblatt, Cicero, Die Zeit, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Focus, Der Tagesspiegel, Harvard Business Review, and Kathimerini.



Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice

Pandemic Depression: COVID-19 and the Mental Health of the Self-Employed

2022 | Marco Caliendo, Daniel Graeber, Alexander S. Kritikos und Johannes Seebauer
Journal of Population Economics volume 34

COVID-19: a crisis of the female self-employed

2021 | Daniel Graeber, Alexander S. Kritikos, Johannes Seebauer
Journal of Business Venturing 33(6)

Business Cycles and Start-ups across Industries: an Empirical Analysis for German Regions

2018 | Alexander Konon, Michael Fritsch, and Alexander S. Kritikos
Research Policy 45

The Link between R&D, Innovation and Productivity: Are Micro Firms Different?

2016 | Julian Baumann and Alexander S. Kritikos
Small Business Economics 42

Characteristics and the Decisions to Become and Stay Self-Employed

2014 | Marco Caliendo, Frank Fossen and Alexander S. Kritikos Personality
DIW Wochenbericht 38 / 2022

Energiekrise: Warum will der Staat partout Preisdeckel einführen? Kommentar

2022| Alexander S. Kritikos, Alexander Kriwoluzky
Data Documentation 102 / 2022

Umfrage: Selbstständige während der Covid-19-Pandemie in Deutschland 2020 = Survey: The Self-employed's Situation during the Covid-19 Pandemic in Germany 2020

2022| Irene Bertschek, Jörn Block, Alexander S. Kritikos, Maximilian Priem, Caroline Stiel
DIW Wochenbericht 31/32 / 2022

Griechenland hat für die EU eine neue strategische Bedeutung: Kommentar

2022| Alexander S. Kritikos
DIW Wochenbericht 28 / 2022

Folgen der Inflation treffen untere Mittelschicht besonders: staatliche Hilfspakete wirken nur begrenzt

2022| Maximilian Priem, Alexander S. Kritikos, Octavio Morales, Johanna Schulze Düding
Diskussionspapiere 2009 / 2022

A Lasting Crisis Affects R&D Decisions of Smaller Firms: The Greek Experience

2022| Ioannis Giotopoulos, Alexander S. Kritikos, Aggelos Tsakanikas
Externe referierte Aufsätze

Emergency-Aid for Self-employed in the Covid-19 Pandemic: A Flash in the Pan?

In: Journal of Economic Psychology 102567, im Ersch. (2022), [Online first: 2022-09-23] | Joern Block, Alexander S. Kritikos, Maximilian Priem, Caroline Stiel
Zeitungs- und Blogbeiträge

Der Staat sollte von der Deckelei der Preise ablassen

In: Die Welt (16.09.2022), [Online-Artikel] | Alexander Kritikos, Alexander Kriwoluzky
Externe Monographien

Personality and Entrepreneurship

2022, 17 S.
(GLO Discussion Paper Series ; 1137)
| Alexander S. Kritikos
Externe Monographien

A Lasting Crisis Affects R&D Decisions of Smaller Firms: The Greek Experience

2022, 23 S.
(GLO Discussion Paper Series ; 1122)
| Ioannis Giotopoulos, Alexander S. Kritikos, Aggelos Tsakanikas
Externe Monographien

A Lasting Crisis Affects R&D Decisions of Smaller Firms: The Greek Experience

2022, 23 S.
(CEPA Discussion Papers ; 49)
| Ioannis Giotopoulos, Alexander S. Kritikos, Aggelos Tsakanikas



Gender Effects in Wage Negotiations: Does Knowing Gender Affect Behavior or Outcomes?

Michalis Drouvelis, Jana Friedrichsen, Alexander Kritikos, Müge Süer
Basel, Schweiz, 11.09.2022 - 14.09.2022
| Big Data in Economics: Jahrestagung des Vereins für Socialpolitik 2022

German Financial State Aid during COVID-19 Pandemic: Higher Resilience among Digitalized Self-Employed

Alexander S. Kritikos,
Berlin, 09.09.2022
| The Covid-19 Crisis and Entrepreneurship: Perspectives and Experiences of Researchers, Thought Leaders, and Policymakers; Indiana University Europe Gateway

Orchestrating the Performance of Equity, Crowdfunding Platforms [Online]

Saul Estrin, Susanna Khavul, Alexander Kritikos, Jonas Löher
Seattle, USA [Hybrid], 05.08.2022 - 09.08.2022
| Creating a Better World Together: 82nd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management

Covid-19 and the Economic and Mental Health Effects for the Self-Employed

Alexander S. Kritikos,
Augsburg, 06.07.2022
| Forschungsseminar, Universität Augsburg

Aktuelle wirtschaftliche Lage und Stand des Reformprozesses in Griechenland

Alexander S. Kritikos
Hamburg, 17.06.2022
| Deutsch-Griechische Juristenvereinigung

Research Projects

Research Project

Evaluation of Business Coaching for Start-ups

Completed Project| Firms and Markets
Research Project


Completed Project| Entrepreneurship