Saturday, June 4, 2016
In the German newspaper Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung a guest article of mine has been published on 3rd June 2016.
Sunday, April 17, 2016
Under the title "Greece - tragedy without end?" I have been interviewed by Axel Rahmlow of Deutschlandradio Kultur.
Friday, October 30, 2015
During a conference in Berlin regarding ideas for the reconstruction of the Greek economy I have been interviewed by ANA-MPA.
Saturday, October 25, 2014
At a TEDx event I gave this presentation on "Innovation and industrialization, the future of Greece?". The full talk can be seen in the video.

Alexander S. Kritikos

Born 1965


Alexander S. Kritikos is Research Director for Entrepreneurship Research at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin), where he was before Head of the Department ‘Innovation, Manufacturing, Service’ since 2008 and Vice-President since 2010.

At the same time, he is appointed as Full Professor for Industrial and Institutional Economics at the University of Potsdam, is Research Fellow of the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) and of the Institute for Employment Research (IAB), Bonn. Since 2004, he is founding member and member of the advisory board of the German Microfinance Institute (DMI).

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Entrepreneurship is both a mindset as well as the actual undertaking of planning, creating and running a new business. Typically starting as a small business, entrepreneurs are willing to take calculated risks in order to achieve a vision of a profitable business.

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Innovation is the introduction of something new – either new to the world or new to those introducing it. It goes beyond the mere idea and can refer to products, processes, methods etc. It is usually associated with progress and improvement and can be of incremental or up to radical nature.

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Behavioral (& institutional) economics

Behavioral economics studies effects of various human behavioral factors on economic decisions of individuals and institutions and the impact of these decisions on e.g. market prices, returns, and resource allocation. The focus of behavioral economics is on rationality, involving aspects from e.g. psychology, neuroscience and microeconomic theory. Institutional economics has its focus on the role of institutions in shaping economic behavior. It studies interaction of institutions, such as governmental bodies, companies or individuals.

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