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 an ESRC-funded project, entitled “Business Creation in the UK”, in collaboration with Alfred Duncan, Miguel León-Ledesma and Anthony Savagar. 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. in Economics at the University of Kent (UK) under the supervision of Amanda Gosling and Olena Nizalova.

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  • Labour Economics
  • Applied Economics
  • Data Analysis
  • Ph.D. in Economics, 2022

    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

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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

Recent Publications

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(2022). The varying impact of COVID-19 in the Spanish Labor Market.


(2021). Impact of 'Eat Out to Help Out' on firm creation.

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Recent & Upcoming Presentations

15th Annual Meeting of the Portuguese Economic Journal
International Association for Applied Econometrics (IAAE) 2022
XXIV Applied Economics Meeting
XXIV Applied Economics Meeting