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Yannis Galanakis

Yannis Galanakis


Postdoctoral Research Associate

University of Kent

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My formal name is Ioannis and I am Postodoctoral Research Associate at the University of Kent. I work on a project, entitled “Business Creation in the UK”, in collaboration with Alfred Duncan, Miguel León-Ledesma and Anthony Savagar. I am a Ph.D. Candidate in Economics, supervised by Amanda Gosling and Olena Nizalova. Also, I am a network research fellow of the GLO, where I participated in the VirtYS program of 2019/20.

Earlier, I obtained an undergraduate first class honours degree from the Athens University of Economics and Business (graduated on the top 4% of my class). My dissertation graded as Excellent (10/10) offering me a scholarship to pursue my postgraduate studies at the same institution. Later, I received the Vice Chancellor’s Research Scholarship Award to complete my Ph.D. at the University of Kent (UK).

  • Labour Economics
  • Applied Economics
  • Data Analysis
  • Ph.D. in Economics, submitted

    University of Kent, UK

  • M.Sc. in International Economics & Finance, 2017

    Athens University of Economics & Business, Greece

  • B.Sc. in International & European Economic Studies, 2015

    Athens University of Economics & Business, Greece

Key Research Areas




Data cleaning and management for reproducible analyses


Descriptive statistics and Econometric Modelling

Shiny Apps

Creation and deployment of Shiny Applications to access, visualise and explore data


Economic impact of "Eat Out to Help Out"

Economic impact of “Eat Out to Help Out”

The UK’s economic stimulus plan is by making eating out more affordable after the first lockdown. This project will be the first to analyse the economic impact of the scheme through its effect on firm creation.

UK COVID-19 Firm Creation

UK COVID-19 Firm Creation

UK Covid-19 Firm Creation project. In collaboration with Duncan, Leon-Ledesma & Savagar.


Academic Experience

Postdoctoral Research Associate
University of Kent
Dec 2020 – Present UK

Project: “Business Creation in the UK”
Collaboration with:

Research Assistant
University of Kent
Jul 2019 – Dec 2020 UK

Assistance for various projects to (most recent first):

Teaching Associate
Queen Mary University of London
Jan 2019 – Dec 2020 UK


  • ECN113: Principles of Economics (1st year; UG; Autumn term; 2020)
  • ECN115: Mathematical Methods in Economics & Finance (1st year; UG; Autumn term; 2020)
  • ECN356: Labour Economics (3rd year; UG; Spring term; 2019; 2020)
  • ECN374: Behavioural Economics (3rd year; UG; Spring term; 2019)
  • ECN379: History of Economic Thought (3rd year; UG; Autumn term; 2019)
  • Workshops (drop-in sessions) in Maths (1st year; UG; Autumn term; 2019; 2020)
Graduate Teaching Assistant
University of Kent
Sep 2018 – May 2021 UK


  • EC500: Microeconomics (2nd year; UG; Autumn and Spring terms; 2018/19; 2019/20; 2020/21)
Academic Ambassador
University of Kent
Jan 2018 – Jul 2020 UK
  • Outreach Activities: Organising and delivering Economic’s sessions for various schools
  • Participation on SUCCEED program - Y12 students


Awards - Scholarships - Grants

People’s Choice Award
People’s Choice Award for the category of Research Creative
Economic Impact of ‘Eat out to Help out’
Summer Vacation Research Competition • £2,500 • PI
‘Above and Beyond’ Teaching Award
Award by students' nomination for going ‘Above and Beyond’ their expectations.
See certificate
Vice Chancellor’s Research Scholarship Award
Summer School in Economics of Education
Tuition fees' waiver
M.Sc. Scholarship
Tuition fees' waiver
Academic Excellence in Erasmus Exchange Program
Bonus due to Academic Excellence in the Erasmus Exchange Program at University of Kent in School of Economics


Ongoing (Starting date shown)

Research Fellow
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Associate Fellow
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