Konstantinos Pouliakas, previously a Research Fellow of Economics at the Centre for European Labour Market Research of the University of Aberdeen, joined the Research and Policy Analysis team in April. He will be focusing on the anticipation and evaluation of skill needs within key sectors of the European economy and on the issue skills mismatch in companies.

An economist by training (Universities of Oxford and Aberdeen), he has led several projects funded by European Framework Programmes. Besides teaching economics at the Universities of Aberdeen, Cyprus and Macedonia, he has contributed to policy-making during short stints at the Bank of Greece and HM Treasury.