Cedefop, and University of Aberdeen, UK, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Expert on Skills and Labour Markets at the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop)
Skills, skill mismatch, applied labor economics, personnel economics, pay incentives, vocational education and training
Positions/functions as a policy advisor
Expert, European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop) Advisor, World Economic Forum Advisor to European Commission projects on skills/skill mismatch Research Intern, Bank of Greece Research Intern, HM Treasury
Honorary Professor, University Roma Tre, Italy Honorary Assistant Professor, University of Aberdeen Business School, UK Invited Assistant Professor, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
D.Phil Economics, Scottish Graduate Program in Economics, University of Aberdeen, 2007
“Multiple Job-Holding, Skills diversification and Mobility.” Industrial Relations 53:2 (2014) (with K. Panos, A. Zangelidis).
"Deconstructing theories of overeducation in Europe: a wage decomposition approach", Research in Labor Economics (2017) (with S. McGuinness).
“The Economics of Health and Safety: An Interdisciplinary Review of the Theory and Policy”, Journal of Economic Surveys, 27:1 (2011), pp. 167–208 (with I. Theodossiou).
“Pay Enough, Don’t Pay Too Much or Don’t Pay At All? The Impact of Bonus Intensity on Job Satisfaction”, Kyklos, 63:4 (2010), pp. 597–626.
“Measuring the utility cost of temporary employment contracts before adaptation: A conjoint analysis approach”, Economica, 77:308 (2009), pp. 688–709 (with I. Theodossiou).
Multiple job-holding: Career pathway or dire straits?
Moonlighting responds to economic needs, but can generate new skills and careersKonstantinos Pouliakas, May 2017Multiple job-holding, or “moonlighting,” is an important form of atypical employment in most economies. New forms of work, driven by digitalization, may enable its future growth. However, many misconceptions exist, including the belief that multiple job-holders are low-skilled workers who moonlight primarily for financial reasons, or that the practice increases during economic downturns. Recent literature highlights the significant links between moonlighting and job mobility. Multiple job-holding allows for the development of workers’ skills and spurs entrepreneurship.MoreLess