Nick Drydakis

Anglia Ruskin University, UK, and IZA, Germany

I am very happy to be part of this innovative project. It’s wonderful that social planners, researchers, and individuals have access to a single source of information about such a wide array of important topics and hence support the move toward more evidence-based policy development

IZA World of Labor role

Author, Topic spokesperson, Subject Editor

Current position

Professor in Economics and Director of the Centre for Pluralist Economics, Anglia Ruskin University, UK

Research interest

Labor economics

Positions/functions as a policy advisor

Academic expert on labor economics at the Centre for Science and Policy, University of Cambridge (UK), providing expert knowledge to directors from Whitehall, local government, and the European Commission (2016–present); Advisor on labor discrimination at the OECD (2017–present); Investigator at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (UK), examining age discrimination in the UK’s labour market (2015); Advisor at the Government Equalities Office (UK), examining the recruitment and retention of transgender staff in the UK’s labour market (2014–2015); Research Economist at the National Centre of Social Research (2012–2013); Research Economist at the University of Crete (2010–2012)

Past positions

Courses Convener and Lecturer, PKP, University of Cambridge (2016–present); Senior Lecturer in Economics, Anglia Ruskin University (2012–2018); Lecturer in Economics, University of Patras (2010–2012)


PhD in Economics, University of Crete, 2008

Selected publications

  • “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.” Social Science and Medicine 128 (2015): 43–51.

  • “Effect of sexual orientation on job satisfaction: Evidence from Greece.” Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society 54:1 (2015): 162−187.

  • “The effect of ethnic identity on the employment of immigrants.” Review of Economics of the Household 11:2 (2013): 285–308.

  • “Health-impairments and labour market outcomes.” European Journal of Health Economics 11:5 (2010): 457–469.

  • “Sexual orientation discrimination in the labour market.” Labour Economics 16:4 (2009): 364–372.