Prof. Dr. Alexander S. Kritikos

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 Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Kyklos, Reserch Policy and Small Business Economics. His OpEds have been published in various newspapers like Süddeutschen Zeitung, Handelsblatt, Cicero, Die Zeit, Havard Business Review, Frankfurter Allgemeine, Focus, and Kathimerini.



SOEPpapers 1061 / 2019

What Makes an Employer?

2019| Marco Caliendo, Frank M. Fossen, Alexander S. Kritikos
Diskussionspapiere 1829 / 2019

What Makes an Employer?

2019| Marco Caliendo, Frank M. Fossen, Alexander S. Kritikos
DIW Wochenbericht 44 / 2019

Nach der Wahl in Thüringen: Verhältnisse fast wie in Italien: Kommentar

2019| Alexander S. Kritikos
DIW Weekly Report 34 / 2019

At Opposite Poles: How the Success of the Green Party and AfD Reflects the Geographical and Social Cleavages in Germany

2019| Christian Franz, Marcel Fratzscher, Alexander S. Kritikos
DIW Wochenbericht 34 / 2019

Grüne und AfD als neue Gegenpole der gesellschaftlichen Spaltung in Deutschland

2019| Christian Franz, Marcel Fratzscher, Alexander S. Kritikos
Zeitungs- und Blogbeiträge

Dhmarxoi kai diarthotikes allages

In: Kathimerini (17.11.2019), S. 28 | Alexander S. Kritikos
Weitere Aufsätze

“I Want to, But I Also Need to”: Start-Ups Resulting from Opportunity and Necessity

In: From Industrial Organization to Entrepreneurship : A Tribute to David B. Audretsch
S. 247-265
| Marco Caliendo, Alexander S. Kritikos
Zeitungs- und Blogbeiträge

Unternehmen im Energiebereich nur selten selbst innovativ

In: Focus (04.11.2019), [Online-Artikel] | Alexander S. Kritikos, Claudia Kemfert
Zeitungs- und Blogbeiträge

AfD-Gewinne dort, wo Arbeitsplatzverluste drohen

In: Der Tagesspiegel (30.10.2019), S. 15 | Alexander S. Kritikos
Zeitungs- und Blogbeiträge

Die Union könnte mit Ramelows Wirtschaftspolitik gut leben

In: Der Tagesspiegel (28.10.2019), [Online-Artikel] | Alexander S. Kritikos



Firm Size and Innovation in the Service Sector

Alexander Schiersch, David Audretsch, Alexander S. Kritikos, Marian Hafenstein
Leipzig, 22.09.2019 - 25.09.2019
| 30 Jahre Mauerfall - Demokratie und Marktwirtschaft: Jahrestagung des Vereins für Socialpolitik 2019

Verdienen Selbständige tatsächlich weniger als Angestellte?

Alexander S. Kritikos
Berlin, 21.04.2019
| Unternehmertum – zwischen Prekariat und Zukunft: Round Table Mittelstand im Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie

What Makes an Employer?

Alexander S. Kritikos
Köln, 29.03.2019
| Institut der deutschen Wirtschaft Köln

Italien - die nächste Krise in der Mitte Europas?

Alexander S. Kritikos
Potsdam, 27.03.2019
| Rotary Club Potsdam

Research Projects

Research Project


Current Project| Entrepreneurship
Research Project

Evaluation of Business Coaching for Start-ups

Completed Project| Firms and Markets