Konstantinos Pouliakas is an Expert in Education and Training at the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (CEDEFOP) and Honorary Lecturer at the University of Aberdeen Business School. He is the main project manager of Cedefop's skill mismatch agenda, while he also works on issues related to skills anticipation and skills obsolescence.
A graduate of St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford, he completed his PhD studies as part of the Scottish Graduate Program in Economics in 2007, under a fully-funded EU Fellowship. He has held positions as a Research Fellow at the University of Aberdeen, and as an Invited Lecturer at the University of Cyprus. He has also acted as a Research Intern at the Bank of Greece and HM Treasury.
His current interests lie within the fields of Skills, Applied Labour and Personnel Economics, with emphasis on financial incentives, human capital theory and human welfare. He has published widely in academic journals, including Economica, Journal of Economic Surveys, Research in Labor Economics, Regional Studies, Scottish Journal of Political Economy, Kyklos and International Labour Review.