Nikitas Konstantinidis currently holds the position of Assistant Professor in the School of International Relations at IE University. 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 national democracy, models of electoral accountability and party polarization under supranational policy constraints, and the formal analysis of compliance and enforcement mechanisms in the European (Monetary) Union. His research material is available on his respective profiles in Google Scholar and Academia.edu. 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 to foster cross-border dialogue and consultations on issues of public policy within a recessionary environment. Finally, he has taken an active interest in Greek politics as a member of the political movement Forward Greece.