Nikos Askitas
Coordinator of Data and Technology

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Askitas Nikos Askitas joined IZA in 2000 and he is the Institute’s Coordinator of Data and Technology. As head of its Research Data Center (IDSC) and Head of its ICT unit he is responsible for all data and technology issues and is hence a member of both the research and the service units of IZA. On the one hand,working as a mathematician, data scientist and economist, he explores new avenues of research and policy in labor economics but also in social science more generally while on the other hand he oversees the Institute’s ICT operations.

His Mathematics research was published in such Journals as Manuscripta Mathematica, Mathematische Zeitschrift, Knot Theory and Its Ramifications, The Kobe Journal of Japan, Topology and Its Applications. His economics research, theoretical and empirical, spans a wide range of topics and is published among others in the International Journal of Manpower, Wirtschaftsdienst, Journal of Forecasting, Cityscape - Journal of Policy Development and Research of the Office of Policy Development and Research at the US Dept. of Housing and Urban development, AStA Wirtschafts - und Sozialstatistisches Archiv, PLoS ONE etc.

His current research interests include web and big data, time series, forecasting and nowcasting, technology and labor, game theory, statistics, adaptive systems etc.
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IZA World of Labor article: Google search activity data and breaking trends
 
IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
Title
10753  Nikos Askitas
Opinion Copulas, Homophily and Multimodal Marginals
(Published in: PLoS ONE, 2017 )
9988  Nikos Askitas
Big Data Is a Big Deal But How Much Data Do We Need?
(published in: AStA Wirtschafts - und Sozialstatistisches Archiv, 2016, Journal of the German Statistical Society [journal version])
9570  Nikos Askitas
Predicting the Irish "Gay Marriage" Referendum
9569  Nikos Askitas
Calling the Greek Referendum on the Nose with Google Trends
9503  Nikos Askitas
Predicting Road Conditions with Internet Search
(Published in: PLoS ONE, 2016 [journal version])
9427  Nikos Askitas
Trend-Spotting in the Housing Market
(published in: Cityscape - A Journal of Policy Development and Research, 2016, 18 (3), 185-198, Article [journal version])
8899  Nikos Askitas
Klaus F. Zimmermann
The Internet as a Data Source for Advancement in Social Sciences
(published in: International Journal of Manpower, 2015, 36 (1), 2 - 12. )
7896  Nikos Askitas
Selfish Altruism, Fierce Cooperation and the Emergence of Cooperative Equilibria from Passing and Shooting
(submitted)
5895  Nikos Askitas
Klaus F. Zimmermann
Detecting Mortgage Delinquencies
5601  Nikos Askitas
Klaus F. Zimmermann
Health and Well-Being in the Crisis
(published in: International Journal of Manpower, 2015, 36 (1), 26 - 47. )
5522  Nikos Askitas
Klaus F. Zimmermann
Nowcasting Business Cycles Using Toll Data
(published in: Journal of Forecasting, 2013, 32 (4), 299-306, Article)
4201 
This paper has repeatedly been among the Top 10 monthly downloads. 
Nikos Askitas
Klaus F. Zimmermann
Google Econometrics and Unemployment Forecasting
(published in: Applied Economics Quarterly, 2009, 55 (2), 107-120. [Open Access])
 
IZA Policy Papers:
No. Author(s)
Title
31 Nikos Askitas
Klaus F. Zimmermann
The Toll Index: Innovation-based Economic Telemetry
 
IZA Standpunkte:
No. Author(s)
Title
17 Nikos Askitas
Klaus F. Zimmermann
Googlemetrie und Arbeitsmarkt in der Wirtschaftskrise
(published in: Wirtschaftsdienst, 2009, 7, 489-496)
13 Nikos Askitas
Klaus F. Zimmermann
Prognosen aus dem Internet: Weitere Erholung am Arbeitsmarkt erwartet
 

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