Department of Economics and Business


Faculty Spotlight

Nikolaos Papanikolaou

Dr. Nikolaos Papanikolaou joins the department as Assistant Professor and was previously a Lecturer in the department. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the New School for Social Research in NYC. His main areas of concentration are in econometrics, statistics, complexity in economics, business cycles and the dynamics of social systems.

Before joining the Department of Economics and Business at Lehman College, Dr. Papanikolaou was part-time faculty at MaryMount Manhattan College, SUNY at New Paltz, Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC, Saint Francis College and Vassar College. He has taught courses in econometrics, statistics, bio-statistics, macroeconomics, microeconomics, international trade and finance and the history of economic thought. His teaching philosophy is to empower students through education.

While at Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis at The New School and The Research Foundation of the City University of New York where he worked on the Standard of Living Project, analyzing trends in income (personal, household and family) over time within the context of economic growth, employment, and income inequality over the past five decades in the United States and analyzing macroeconomic data, including income distribution and inequality, unemployment, savings, investment, national debt, monetary, fiscal and tax policy initiatives, respectively.

Dr. Papanikolaou's current research analyzes intergenerational mobility of wage and salary workers and Markov matrices, sustainably of the Eurozone and the Euro, dynamics of business cycles and non-parametric methods statistical size of income distributions.

Last modified: Jun 30, 2014

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