Prof. Dr. Alexander S. Kritikos

Member in the Executive Board

Head of Entrepreneurship Research Group

Research Topics and Working Areas

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, 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.

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Publications

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
Economics Letters 141

Influence in the Face of Impunity

2016 | Jonathan Tan 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
Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 76

The Impact of Risk Attitudes on Entrepreneurial Survival

2010 | Marco Caliendo, Frank Fossen and Alexander S. Kritikos
DIW Wochenbericht 21 / 2021

Produktivität ist bei den wissensintensiven Unternehmensdienstleistungen erheblich gesunken

2021| Alexander S. Kritikos, Alexander Schiersch, Caroline Stiel
DIW Wochenbericht 15 / 2021

Warum vor allem weibliche Selbstständige Verliererinnen der Covid-19-Krise sind

2021| Johannes Seebauer, Alexander S. Kritikos, Daniel Graeber
DIW Wochenbericht 13/14 / 2021

Nach fünf Monaten Lockdown: Selbständige brauchen endlich eine Perspektive: Kommentar

2021| Alexander S. Kritikos
DIW aktuell ; 60 / 2021

Soforthilfe für Selbstständige wirkt vor allem positiv, wenn sie rasch gewährt wird

2021| Caroline Stiel, Alexander S. Kritikos, Jörn Block, Maximilian Priem
DIW Wochenbericht 4 / 2021

Griechenland: Vielversprechende Wirtschaftsstruktur in Sicht: Kommentar

2021| Alexander S. Kritikos
Zeitungs- und Blogbeiträge

Hilft eine „Deutschland-Koalition“ in Sachsen-Anhalt gegen Deutschtümelei der AfD?

In: Focus (10.06.2021), [Online-Artikel] | Alexander S. Kritikos
Zeitungs- und Blogbeiträge

Folgen der Corona-Krise für Selbstständige

In: Inclusive Productivity (23.04.2021), [Online-Artikel] | Alexander S. Kritikos
Monographien

COVID-19: a Crisis of the Female Self-Employed

Potsdam: CEPA, 2021, 72 S.
(CEPA Discussion Papers ; 27)
| Daniel Graeber, Alexander S. Kritikos, Johannes Seebauer
Monographien

COVID-19: a Crisis of the Female Self-Employed

Maastricht [u.a.]: Global Labor Organization, 2021, 72 S.
(GLO Discussion Paper Series ; 788)
| Daniel Graeber, Alexander S. Kritikos, Johannes Seebauer
Zeitungs- und Blogbeiträge

Selbstständige brauchen Perspektiven

In: Der Tagesspiegel (31.03.2021), S. 14 | Alexander S. Kritikos

Lectures

Vortrag

Migrantinnen und Migranten als Selbständige

Alexander S. Kritikos
[Online], 31.05.2021
| Jobmotor für Deutschland: Selbstständige mit Migrationshintergrund: Online-Panel der Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung für die Freiheit
Vortrag

Moderation

Alexander S. Kritikos
[Online], 20.05.2021
| Kommunalfinanzen und Finanzhoheit im deutsch-griechischen Vergleich: Deutsch-Griechische Versammling [Online]
Vortrag

Covid-19: A Crisis of the Female Self-employed

Alexander S. Kritikos
[Online], 17.05.2021
| Human Resources Challenges: Virtual workshop, Academia Europaea
Vortrag

Covid-19: A Crisis of the Female Self-employed

Alexander S. Kritikos, Daniel Graeber, Johannes Seebauer
[Online], 07.05.2021
| Workshop on COVID-19 and Labour Markets: Online-Workshop, Institute for Labour Law and Industrial Relations in the European Union (IAAEU)
Vortrag

Covid-19: A Crisis of the Female Self-employed

Alexander S. Kritikos
[Online], 22.04.2021
| Seminar at the Economic Analysis and Research Department of the Bank of Greece: Virtual Meeting

Research Projects

Research Project

INNOMSME

Current Project| Entrepreneurship
Research Project

Evaluation of Business Coaching for Start-ups

Completed Project| Firms and Markets
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