Nikitas Konstantinidis

Nikitas Konstantinidis currently holds the position of Associate Professor  in International and Comparative Political Economy  at  IE University, where he has also served as Acting Vice Dean of Academic Affairs. Previously he was University Lecturer in International Political Economy in the Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS), Fellow in Political Science and Public Policy in the Department of Government of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), and a post-doctoral researcher at the Institut Barcelona d’ Estudis Internacionals (IBEI). He received his Ph.D. in Political Economy from the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, and has further pursued postgraduate studies in public policy at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, and undergraduate studies at the LSE. His main research interests lie in the areas of comparative and international political economy, applied formal theory, regional integration, international organizations, and European Union politics. Current research projects include the effects of globalization on democratic political systems, models of electoral accountability and party polarization under supranational policy constraints, and the formal analysis of government ownership of IFI conditional lending programs. His research material is available on his respective profiles in Google Scholar and He has also been active in terms of blogging, writing op-eds, and tweeting (@nikkon7). Moreover, he is a member of the steering committee of the Greek Public Policy Forum, an academic initiative that seeks to derive concrete policy implications from multidisciplinary research, and foster cross-border dialogue and consultations on public policy issues in Greece and the EU.


• Associate Professor of International and Comparative Political Economy, IE University, 2021 – Present

• Assistant Professor of International and Comparative Political Economy, IE University, 2016 – 2021

• Lecturer in International Relations, University of Cambridge, 2013 – 2016

• Fellow in Political Science and Public Policy, London School of Economics, 2010 – 2013

• Post-Doctoral Fellow, Institut Barcelona d´Estudis Internacionals, 2008 – 2010


• Ph.D in Political Economy, Princeton University, 2003 – 2008

• MPP in international Security and Political Economy, Harvard Kennedy School, 2001 – 2003

• BSc. In Government and Economics, London School of Economics, 1998 – 2001

Selected Publications

• Konstantinidis, N., Jurado, I., Dinas, E. (2022). “Daring to Fail: Input-Oriented Voting under Supranational Policy Constraints”. European Journal of Political Research

• Konstantinidis, N. (2020). “Military Conscription, External Security, and Income Inequality: The Missing Link”. Journal of Theoretical Politics, Vol. 32 (2): 312-347

• Konstantinidis, N., Karagiannis, Y. (2020). “Intrinsic vs. Extrinsic Incentives for Reform: An Informational Mechanism of E(M)U Conditionality”. The Review of International Organizations, Vol. 15: 601-632

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Nikitas Konstantinidis
Last Name
Associate Professor of International Political Economy