Nick Drydakis
Research Fellow

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too h Drydakis Nick Drydakis is a Reader in Economics in the Lord Ashcroft International Business School at Anglia Ruskin University - ARU (United Kingdom). Moreover, he is the Course Convenor and a Lecturer for The Economics of Inequality, Discrimination, Poverty and Exploitation in the International Programmes Department at the University of Cambridge, Pembroke College. Furthermore, 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 European Commission.

Before he joined ARU as a Senior Lecturer in Economics he was a Lecturer in Labour Economics at the University of Patras. Before he joined University of Patras he held Lectureships (Adjunct) at the University of Piraeus, Athens University of Economics and Business, Panteion University of Social and Political Science, University of Central Greece, Technological Educational Institute of Athens, and University of Patras. Also, he worked as a researcher at the Hellenic Ministry of Defense (Department of Training), and at the University of Crete (BENETec Laboratory). Nick received his BSc in Economics from University of Crete (Rethymno). He received his MSc in Economics from Athens University of Economics and Business. He completed his PhD in Labour Economics at the University of Crete. He completed his PG Cert in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (ARU, UK). He is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK).

Nick's main areas of interests are labour and population economics. He has published articles in widely renowned journals, including: Social Science and Medicine, Journal of Vocational Behavior, Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society, Labour Economics, Journal of Economics, Journal of Population Economics, Review of Economics of the Household, Applied Economics, Feminist Economics, Applied Economics Letters, European Journal of Health Economics, Urban Studies, Journal of Industrial Relations, Manchester School, Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, Ethnic and Racial Studies, International Journal of Intercultural Relations, Southeast European and Black Sea Studies, International Journal of Manpower, Human Relations, Economics of Education Review.

Through his published papers, he has examined the following relations: Health, productivity, employment and wages; Job satisfaction and demographic characteristics; Unions and wage antidiscrimination policies; School-age bullying, human capital, mental health, and employment; Ethnic identity, acculturation strategies, and labour market outcome; Labour market discrimination against racial/ethnic and religious minorities; Housing markets and ethnic bias; Sexual orientation and labour market returns; Health, mental health, personality, sexuality and wages; Gender identity and employment outcomes; University reputation and graduates’ employment.

Nick directs the Centre for Pluralist Economics (CPE) in the Department of Economics and International Business at Anglia Ruskin University. The CPE seeks to contribute to debates about current issues and challenges facing the discipline of economics. The CPE aims to influence economic decision making by examining a wide range of decisions, alternatives and their implications. A particular feature of the CPE is its orientation toward a pluralistic approach which increases an understanding of ethical, political, social and trust issues in formulating economic policy. The CPE values critical openness to different perspectives, theories and methods, and encourages cross-disciplinary collaboration. The CPE consists of a group of leading researchers working on the economics of: Competition, discrimination, education, ethics, exploitation, growth, housing markets, innovation, institutional and organisational change, internet, law, networks, moral and political philosophy, pluralism, production, and sustainability. In addition, the Centre for Pluralist Economics aims to reshape classroom practice by promoting pluralism in economics education. CPE scholars help students to conceptualise real-world problems by selecting from and making use of a plurality of perspectives in economics while enabling them to apply quantitative and qualitative research tools to evaluate these problems. Furthermore, students are involved in CPE’s scholars primary research, data collection, software and multivariate analysis and learning under the supervision of CPE’s scholars.

Nick is the Director of Scientific Centre for the Study of Discrimination (SCSD, Athens). SCSD develops and implements questionnaire-based data sets and performs social science research regarding labour and population economics. The main aim of SCSD is to evaluate the causes of social inequalities in the European labour market and on the possibilities that society might remove such inequalities while exploring the interplay between human capital, health, mental health and social options for action. SCSD produces statistics on employment, income, health and mental health while engaging students in each and every step of the research process. Undergraduate, postgraduate and research students (at the University of Crete, University of Central Greece, Athens University of Economics and Business, Panteion University of Social and Political Science, University of Piraeus, University of Patras, Technological Educational Institute of Athens, Anglia Ruskin University, University of Cambridge) have had and continue to have the chance to be involved in Nick’s primary research, data collection, software and multivariate analysis and learning under Nick’s supervision. Nick’s goal is for his students to learn how to conceptualise real-world problems in a social framework and apply quantitative research tools to evaluate these problems. It is important for students to learn this way of thinking about the world because it has broad applicability to all aspects of society and because it is a precise way to describe and analyse real-world situations by offering estimations, forecasting and general quantitative driven policies.

Nick’s works on ethnic, racial, age, disability, sexual orientation, discrimination and impacts on labour market outcomes have been used by the World Bank, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the International Labour Organisation (ILO), the European Commission and European Governments to shape and inform future employment policy. Moreover, research by Nick examining the impact of the financial crisis on well-being and mental health has been informing European policy and the World Health Organisation (WHO) on key social epidemiology patterns and providing evidence of the causes of social inequalities in European labour markets.

Nick has worked with the Government Equalities Office (UK) and Inclusive Employers (UK) on the Recruitment and Retention of Transgender Staff Guidance for Employers that has been published in November 2015. Also, he has collaborated with the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (UK) and the HR journal People Management (UK) on Age Discrimination in the UK Labour Market. Finally, he has worked on European Union and World Bank research programs such as, Progress Program, European Territorial Cooperation Program, and Knowledge Platform Program.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in May 2011.
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IZA World of Labor articles: Sexual orientation and labor market outcomes
  The relationship between recessions and health
 
IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
Title
9826  Nick Drydakis
The Effect of University Attended on Graduates' Labour Market Prospects: A Field Study of Great Britain
(published in: Economics of Education Review, 2016, 52, 192 - 208)
9426  Nick Drydakis
Brain Types and Wages
(published online in: Manchester School, 2015, online first)
8742  Nick Drydakis
The Effect of Unemployment on Self-Reported Health and Mental Health in Greece from 2008 to 2013: A Longitudinal Study Before and During the Financial Crisis
(published in: Social Science and Medicine, 2015, 128, 43-51)
8741  Nick Drydakis
Sexual Orientation Discrimination in the United Kingdom's Labour Market: A Field Experiment
(published in: Human Relations, 2015, 68(11), 1769-1796)
8045  Nick Drydakis
Effect of Sexual Orientation on Job Satisfaction: Evidence from Greece
(published in: Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society, 2015, 54(1), 162-187)
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Nick Drydakis
The Effect of Sexual Activity on Wages
(published in: International Journal of Manpower, 2015, 36 (2), 192-215)
7432  Nick Drydakis
Bullying at School and Labour Market Outcomes
(published in: International Journal of Manpower, 2014, 35 (8), 1185-1211)
6684  Nick Drydakis
Sexual Orientation Discrimination in the Cypriot Labour Market: Distastes or Uncertainty?
(published in: International Journal of Manpower, 2014, 35(5), 720–744)
6314  Nick Drydakis
The Effect of Ethnic Identity on the Employment of Immigrants
(published in: Review of Economics of the Household, 2013, 11 (2), 285-308)
6272  Nick Drydakis
Men's Sexual Orientation and Job Satisfaction
(published in: International Journal of Manpower, 2012, 33 (8), 901-917)
6079  Vasiliki Bozani
Nick Drydakis
Studying the NAIRU and its Implications
(published in: Amine S. (Ed) Labor Markets: Dynamics, Trends and Economic Impact, Nova, New York, 2011)
6078  Nick Drydakis
Ethnic Identity and Immigrants' Wages in Greece
(published in: International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 2012, 36 (3), 389 - 402)
5849  Nick Drydakis
Health Impaired Employees' Job Satisfaction: New Evidence from Athens, Greece
(published in: Applied Economics Letters,2012, 19 (8), 789-793 )
5732  Nick Drydakis
Roma Women in Athenian Firms: Do They Face Wage Bias?
(published in: Ethnic and Racial Studies, 2012, 35 (12), 2054-2074)
 

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