Nick is a world-leading researcher in labour economics. His contribution in the 2014 REF exercise was 'excellent'. He is ready to contribute to the 2021 REF exercise with four single-author papers, internationally rated as world-leading at the ABS Level (4444).
Nick is the founding Director of the Centre for Pluralist Economics (CPE). In addition, he is spokesperson at the IZA World of Labor for a series of areas such as inequality, poverty, discrimination, exploitation, bullying, disability, health, economic crisis, depression, job satisfaction, sexual orientation, transgenderism, universities quality, and ethnic identity.
The theoretical, empirical and policy implication frameworks of Nick's publications have been utilized from prestigious and influential organisations and institutions, such as the OECD, World Bank, Unesco, ILO and EC.
Nick has published in international journals such as: Economics Letters, Labour Economics, Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society, Journal of Economics, Journal of Population Economics, Review of Economics of the Household, Applied Economics, Feminist Economics, Social Science and Medicine, Journal of Vocational Behaviour, Human Relations, European Journal of Health Economics, Urban Studies, Journal of Industrial Relations, Manchester School, Ethnic and Racial Studies, International Journal of Intercultural Relations.
Nick has developed and offered credit eligible courses which have been delivered to economics students from Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University, the University of California, Berkeley, Stanford University and Yale University.
Through his published papers, Nick has examined the following relations:
- Economic crisis and health
- Health, productivity, employment and wages
- Job satisfaction and demographic characteristics
- University’s reputation and graduates’ employment
- Ethnic identity, acculturation strategies, and labour market outcomes
- Unions and wage antidiscrimination policies
- Labour market discrimination against racial/ethnic and religious minorities
- Sexual orientation and labour market returns
- Gender identity and employment outcomes
- Health, mental health, personality, sexuality and wages
- Bullying, human capital, mental health and employment
Areas of research supervision
- Economic crisis and health indicators
- Universities attended and labour market prospects
- Gender identity and employment outcomes
- Labour market discrimination against minority groups
Nick has teaching expertise in leading undergraduate, and postgraduate modules such as Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Public Economics, Industrial Organisation, Economics of Inequality, Discrimination, Poverty and Exploitation, Economics of Growth and Development, Mathematics, Statistics, Econometrics.
- PG Cert in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, Anglia Ruskin University
- PhD in Economics, University of Crete
- MSc in Economics, Athens University of Economics and Business.
- BSc in Economics, University of Crete
Memberships, editorial boards
- Senior Fellow, Higher Education Academy (UK)
- Research Fellow, Institute for Labor Economics (IZA, Germany)
- Spokesperson, IZA World of Labor (IZA, Germany)
- Fellow and Cluster Leader, Global Labor Organisation (Germany)
- Academic Expert, Centre for Science and Policy, University of Cambridge (UK)
- Special Editor, International Journal of Manpower (Emerald)
Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange
Selected recent publications
- Drydakis (2017). Measuring Labour Differences between Natives, Non-Natives, and Natives with an Ethnic-Minority Background. Economics Letters, Elsevier Publishing, 161: 27-30. Impact Factor: 0.796, 3 ranking ABS, A ranking ABDC. REF 2021.
- Drydakis Nick (2017). Brain Types and Wages. Manchester School, Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, 85(2): 183-211.Impact Factor: 0.615, 2 ranking ABS, B ranking ABDC. REF 2021.
- Drydakis Nick (2017). Trans Employees, Transitioning, and Job Satisfaction. Journal of Vocational Behavior, Elsevier Publishing, 78:1-16. 5-Year Impact Factor: 3.885, 4 ranking ABS, A* ranking ABDC. REF 2021.
- Drydakis Nick (2016). The Effect of University Attended on Graduates' Labour Market Prospects: A Field Study of Great Britain. Economics of Education Review, Elsevier Publishing, 52: 192-208. 5-Year Impact Factor: 1.868, 2 ranking ABS, A ranking ABDC. REF 2021.
- Drydakis Nick (2015). 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, Elsevier Publishing, 128: 43-51. 5-Year Impact Factor: 3.505, 4 ranking ABS. REF 2021.
- Drydakis Nick (2015). Measuring Sexual Orientation Discrimination in the UK’s Labour Market; A Field Experiment. Human Relations, Sage Publishing, 68(11): 1769-1796. 5-Year Impact Factor: 4.027, 4 ranking ABS, A* ranking ABCD. REF 2021.
- Drydakis Nick (2015). Effect of Sexual Orientation on Job Satisfaction: Evidence from Greece. Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society, Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, 54(1): Impact Factor: 1.674, 4 ranking ABS, A* ranking ABDC. REF 2021.
- Drydakis Nick (2015). Economics Applicants in the UK Labour Market: Entry Standards, University Reputation and Employment Outcomes. International Journal of Manpower, Emerald Publishing, 36(3): 296-333. 5-year Impact Factor: 1.060, 2 ranking ABS, A ranking ABDC. REF 2021.
- Drydakis Nick (2014). Bullying at School and Labour Market Outcomes. International Journal of Manpower, Emerald Publishing, 35(8): 1185 - 1211. 5-year Impact Factor: 1.060, 2 ranking ABS, A ranking ABDC. REF 2021.
Recent presentations and conferences
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and European Union
- Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA); Expert Meeting. Presentation: Standardised Situation Testing. OECD: Paris, France.
- European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology; Symposium. Presentation: Inclusive Recruitment? Hiring Discrimination against Older Workers. Congress Secretariat MCI: Dublin, Ireland.
- The Campbell Collaboration, the Centre for Evidence and Social Innovation (Queen's University Belfast), the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie), and Sense about Science; What Works Global Summit. Presentation: Economic Crisis and Health Status. Council Chamber, British Medical Association House: London, UK.
Nick's research has received global media coverage, and he's been interviewed for his research by various media outlets, including: CNN, CBS, NBC, the Wall Street Journal, the Daily Record, The New York Daily News, Yahoo! News, The Huffington Post, Business Insider, Daily Mail, Daily Telegraph, The Washington Post, Good Morning America, United Press International, Daily Mirror, Times Higher Education, Bloomberg, BBC World Radio, Times Higher Education, The Independence.