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Dr Nikos Kapitsinis

Dr Nikos Kapitsinis

Research Associate, Welsh Economy Research Unit

Cardiff Business School

Email
kapitsinisn1@cardiff.ac.uk
Campuses
Room T02, Aberconway Building, Colum Road, Cathays, Cardiff, CF10 3EU

Overview

Nikos is an early career Research Associate in Wales Economy Research Unit at Cardiff Business School. His current research focuses on structural issues of the Welsh economy, the role of SMEs and their access to finance, under the project Economic Intelligence Wales, operated by Cardiff Business School, Office for National Statistics and Development Bank of Wales. He is also  engaged with the GCRF Catalyst Project seeking environmentally, socially and economically resilient solutions to the environmental issue of eutrophication in the HaLong Bay area of Vietnam. Nikos is also teaching at Undergraduate on various programmes across the Business School. Nikos is an economic geographer with a background in political economy approach to uneven geographical development, geographies of production and globalisation, capital mobility, local development and finance, and macroeconomics. He holds a BSc in Planning and Regional Development from the University of Thessaly, an MSc in European Regional Development Studies from the University of Thessaly, and an MRes in Regional Studies from the University of Groningen. He was awarded his PhD in Economic Geography in the School of Geographical Sciences at the University of Bristol. Nikos’ work has been published in international top-ranked journals, such as Geoforum and European Planning Studies. He is a Regional Studies Association Fellow and received the commendation for the Best Young Scientist Paper in the 4th Pan-Hellenic Congress of Urbanism, Spatial Planning and Regional Development in 2015.

Biography

Education and qualifications

  • 2017: PhD in Economic Geography, University of Bristol, UK
  • 2012: MRes in Regional Studies, University of Groningen, the Netherlands
  • 2010: MSc in European Regional Development Studies, University of Thessaly, Greece
  • 2009: BSc in Planning and Regional Development, University of Thessaly, Greece

Honours and awards

  • Regional Studies Association Fellow, 2017
  • Commendation for Best Young Scientist Paper in the 4th Pan-Hellenic Congress of Urbanism, Spatial Planning and Regional Development, Volos, Greece, 24-27 September 2015: The impact of crisis on firm relocation. The case of Greece and Bulgaria, 2015
  • University of Bristol Scholarship, 2012

Academic positions

2020-present: Research Associate, Cardiff Business School, Welsh Economic Research Unit, GCRF Catalyst Project

2018-present: Research Associate, Cardiff Business School, Welsh Economic Research Unit, Economic Intelligence Wales Project

2017-2018: Research Assistant, Cardiff Business School, Wales Public Services 2025

Speaking engagements

The geographical spread of Covid-19 across the EU regions (2020) Seminar organised by the Urban and Regional Studies Institute, Faculty of Spatial Sciences, University of Groningen, 20th October 2020

A review of the current business rates scheme in Wales and the effects of a potential local retention (2020) Scientific Workshop on Regional Economics issues. Organised by the Department of Regional Development and Planning, University of Thessaly, Volos, 16th July 2020

Welsh voluntary sector funding in the post-2010 austerity (2018). Sustaining Wales’ Public Services: Austerity and Beyond. Organised by Wales Public Services, Pierhead, Cardiff, 12th July 2018

Committees and reviewing

Journal reviewer, Regional Science Policy and Practice

Journal reviewer, Small Business Economics

Journal reviewer, REGION

Publications

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2018

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2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2009

Teaching

Nikos is teaching at Undergraduate on various programmes across the Business School. Currently teaching on:

  • BS2560 Managerial Economics
  • BS3561 Modern Business Enterprise
  • BST186 Economics and the Business Environment

Primary research interests

  • Economic Geography
  • Geographical Unevenness
  • Globalisation
  • Regional Development
  • Political economy

Secondary research interests

  • Geographies of production
  • Geographies of employment
  • Covid-19 geographical spread
  • Environmentally, socially and economically resilient solutions to environmental issues
  • Capital mobility
  • Business finance
  • Public policy