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

Current position

Reader in Economics, Anglia Ruskin University, UK

Research interest

Labor economics

Positions/functions as a policy advisor

Placement as an Investigator at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (UK) examining age discrimination in the UK’s labour market (2015); Placement as an Advisor at the Government Equalities Office (UK) examining the recruitment and retention of transgender staff in the UK’s labour market (2014−2015); Placement as a Research Economist at the National Centre of Social Research (2012−2013);Placement as a Research Economist at the University of Crete (2010−2012)

Past positions

Senior Lecturer in Economics, Anglia Ruskin University (2012−2014), Lecturer in Economics, University of Patras (2010−2012); Lecturer in Economics, Athens University of Economics and Business (2009−2010); Lecturer in Economics, University of Piraeus (2008−2010)


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.