Economics and Finance


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Dr Nikolaos Antonakakis

  • Qualifications: PhD MSc BSc
  • Role Title: Senior Lecturer
  • Address: Richmond Building Portland Street Portsmouth PO1 3DE
  • Telephone: 023 9284 4261
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  • Department: Economics and Finance
  • Faculty: Portsmouth Business School


I am a Senior Lecturer at the University of Portsmouth's Business School and an Assistant Professor at Vienna University of Economics and Business. Having previously held a position of Lecturer at the Vienna University of Economics and Business, and also at the Johannes Kepler University (JKU) in Linz, Austria. I earned my Ph.D. degree in Economics in 2010 at the University of Strathclyde. I lecture in a range of subjects including advanced macroeconomics, international banking and financial managements, financial economics and econometrics.

I am an active researcher in a number of fields. My research interests and areas of expertise include: International Macroeconomics, International Finance, International Economics, European Integration, Applied Econometrics, Health Economics, Tourism Economics and Energy Economics.

Teaching Responsibilities

My teaching interests include Macroeconomics, Financial Economics, International Banking and Financial Management, and Quantitative Methods/Econometrics.


I am currently interested in the following fields:

  • The transmission channels and the feedback mechanisms of the various types of uncertainty (e.g. macroeconomic, financial and policy uncertainty) and its effects on the global economic recovery, investments and exports.
  • Global business cycle interdependencies.
  • International trade synchronization dynamics.
  • Sovereign bond yields and credit default swaps nexus.
  • The effects of fiscal austerity on health.
  • The dynamic relationship between energy consumption, CO2 emissions and economic growth
  • Tourism and economic growth interdependencies

Selected media

My research has generated strong interest in highly renowned media:

• “Austerity in Greece caused more than 500 male suicides, say researchers”, The Guardian, April 21, 2014.
• “Economic woes in Greece lead to rash of suicides”, New York Post, April 23, 2014.
• “Greek austerity triggered male suicide rise: Study”, CNBC, April 22, 2014.
• “Greek austerity has caused more than 500 male suicides – report”, RT, April 21, 2014.
• “Greece austerity caused over 550 male suicides, study finds”, The Irish Times, April 22, 2014.
• “Euro will `destabilise' Europe as it struggles with financial shocks from weaker nations”, Daily Express, April 16, 2013.


Research profile

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