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Prof. Dr. Alexander S. Kritikos

Prof. Dr. Alexander S. Kritikos

Member of the Executive Board

Head of Entrepreneurship Research Group

Research Topics and Working Areas

Alexander Kritikos is scientific member of the executive board of the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) since May 2021 and research director of the research group on ‘Entrepreneurship’ since 2011. Before he was head of the Department ‘Innovation, Manufacturing, Service' since 2008 and Vice-President since 2010. He is appointed as Full Professor for Industrial and Institutional Economics at the University of Potsdam, and Research Fellow of the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), Bonn, and of the Institute for Employment Research (IAB), Nuremberg.

Alexander Kritikos studied economics and political sciences at the University of Munich where he received in 1989 his degree as Diplom-Volkswirt. After a scholarship at the ‘post graduate program for Applied Microeconomics' of the Free University of Berlin he received his doctoral degree in Economics at the Humboldt-University of Berlin in 1996 and his habilitation in Economics at the European University Viadrina in 2003. Alexander Kritikos was Research Fellow of the German Marshall Fund in Washington (1999), EU-TMR Research Fellow at Athens University of Economics (2000), and he is member of the Social Sciences Committee and of Economic Policy Committee of the German Economic Association. Since 2010 he is Editor of Small Business Economics.

His articles have been published among others in Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Journal of Population Economics, Research Policy and Small Business Economics. His OpEds have been published in various newspapers like Süddeutsche Zeitung, Handelsblatt, Cicero, Die Zeit, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Tagesspiegel, Welt, Harvard Business Review, Ta Nea and Kathimerini.

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Publications

Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice (vol. 47 (3))

Pandemic Depression: COVID-19 and the Mental Health of the Self-Employed

2023 | Marco Caliendo, Daniel Graeber, Alexander S. Kritikos und Johannes Seebauer
Journal of Population Economics volume 34

COVID-19: a crisis of the female self-employed

2021 | Daniel Graeber, Alexander S. Kritikos, Johannes Seebauer
Journal of Business Venturing 33(6)

Business Cycles and Start-ups across Industries: an Empirical Analysis for German Regions

2018 | Alexander Konon, Michael Fritsch, and Alexander S. Kritikos
Research Policy 45

The Link between R&D, Innovation and Productivity: Are Micro Firms Different?

2016 | Julian Baumann and Alexander S. Kritikos
Small Business Economics 42

Personality Characteristics and the Decisions to Become and Stay Self-Employed

2014 | Marco Caliendo, Frank Fossen and Alexander S. Kritikos Personality
Diskussionspapiere 2064 / 2023

Access to Digital Finance: Equity Crowdfunding across Countries and Platforms

2023| Saul Estrin, Susanna Khavul, Alexander S. Kritikos, Jonas Löher
DIW Wochenbericht 51/52 / 2023

Wie man Herr über den Bürokratismus wird: Kommentar

2023| Alexander S. Kritikos
DIW Wochenbericht 42 / 2023

Für Unternehmen ist entscheidend, wie die Verwaltung Regulierungen umsetzt: Interview

2023| Alexander S. Kritikos, Erich Wittenberg
DIW Wochenbericht 42 / 2023

Verwaltungsqualität entscheidet mehr als Regulierungsdichte über Wachstumspotenziale von Unternehmen

2023| Alexander S. Kritikos, Sara Amoroso, Benedikt Herrmann
Diskussionspapiere 2053 / 2023

The Role of Regulation and Regional Government Quality for High Growth Firms: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

2023| Sara Amoroso, Benedikt Herrmann, Alexander S. Kritikos
Externe Monographien

Access to digital finances: Equity Crowdfunding across Countries and Platforms

Potsdam: CEPA, 2024, 27 S.
(CEPA Discussion Papers ; 72)
| Saul Estrin, Susanna Khavul, Alexander S. Kritikos, Jonas Löher
Refereed essays Web of Science

Access to Digital Finance: Equity Crowdfunding across Countries and Platforms

In: PloS one 19 (2024), 1, e0293292, 17 S. | Saul Estrin, Susanna Khavul, Alexander S. Kritikos, Jonas Löher
Other refereed essays

SOEP-LEE2: Linking Surveys on Employees to Employers in Germany

In: Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik (2024), im Ersch. [Online first: 2023-07-25] | Wenzel Matiaske, Torben Dall Schmidt, Christoph Halbmeier, Martina Maas, Doris Holtmann, Carsten Schröder, Tamara Böhm, Stefan Liebig, Alexander S. Kritikos
Refereed essays Web of Science

German Financial State Aid during Covid-19 Pandemic: Higher Impact among Digitalized Self-Employed

In: Entrepreneurship & Regional Development 36 (2024), 1/2, S. 76-97 | Irene Bertschek, Jörn Block, Alexander S. Kritikos, Caroline Stiel
Weitere externe Aufsätze

Die deutsch-griechischen Beziehungen im Aufwärtstrend

In: 100 Jahre Deutsch-Griechische Industrie- und Handelskammer : 1924-2024
Athen : Olkos-Verl.
S. 226-230
| Alexander S. Kritikos

Lectures

Vortrag

Wie steht es um den Bürokratieabbau in Deutschland?

Alexander S. Kritikos
Berlin, 19.04.2024
| Tag der mittelständischen Bauwirtschaft (TdmB) 2023: Bundesvereinigung Mittelständischer Bauunternehmen
Vortrag

Wie Verwaltungsqualität den Zusammenhang zwischen Regulierungsdichte und Unternehmenswachstum moderiert

Alexander S. Kritikos
[Online], 08.12.2023
| Sitzung des Nationalen Normenkontrollrates (Virtuell)
Vortrag

Wie Verwaltungsqualität den Zusammenhang zwischen Regulierungsdichte und Unternehmenswachstum moderiert

Alexander S. Kritikos
Berlin, 08.12.2023
| Sitzung des Staatssekretärsausschusses „Bessere Rechtsetzung und Bürokratieabbau“, Bundesministerium der Justiz
Vortrag

Wie Verwaltungsqualität den Zusammenhang zwischen Regulierungsdichte und Unternehmenswachstum moderiert

Alexander S. Kritikos
Berlin, 10.11.2023
| Jahrestagung der Deutschen Sektion des Internationalen Instituts für Verwaltungswissenschaften
Vortrag

Female Entrepreneurs and the Gender Pay Gap

Alexander S. Kritikos, Mika Maliranta, Satu Nurmi
Warschau, Polen, 05.07.2023 - 09.07.2023
| AIB 2023 Warsaw: The Academy of International Business

Research Projects

Research Project

Evaluation of Business Coaching for Start-ups

Completed Project| Firms and Markets
Research Project

INNOMSME

Completed Project| Entrepreneurship
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