Dr. Nikolaos Antonakakis

Award-Winning Economist


Dr. Nikolaos Antonakakis serves as an Associate Professor of Economics at Webster University in Vienna. Specializing in Applied Econometrics, International Εconomics and Finance, and areas such as Tourism, Energy, and Health Economics, he has earned significant recognition. In 2023, Stanford University ranked him among the World's Top 2% of Scientists, and earlier in 2016, Thomson Reuters placed him in the global Top 1% of Economists. Furthermore, Ideas/Repec identifies him as one of Austria's Top 5 economists. Dr. Antonakakis's accolades include the Tom Fetherstone Award, Neil Rackham Best Research Dissemination Award, and more. His extensive portfolio comprises over 60 publications in renowned international journals and featured in media outlets like Forbes and The Guardian. Anchoring his work is a mantra from N. Kazantzakis: "Reach where you cannot!"



2006 - 2010


2005 - 2006


2001 - 2005



Currently working on research projects related to the impact of tourism on economic growth and the effects of energy price shocks on financial markets.


Completed research projects include studies on the economic impact of European enlargement and the role of health expenditure in economic development.


Upcoming research projects will focus on the economic implications of climate change and ageing population, and the effects of AI and other technological advancements on productivity and economic growth.

I have also been involved in various collaborative projects with international organizations and research institutions.


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