Fragiskos Archontakis

Dr Fragiskos Archontakis holds an MA in Economics and Econometrics from the University of Manchester and a PhD(Econ) from the European University Institute, Florence. Prior to joining IHU, Fragiskos was employed among others by the European Commission, the Spanish High Research Council (CSIC), the University of Alicante, RAND Europe and the University of Athens.

His research has appeared in international journals such as: Research Policy. Journal of Technology Transfer, Technological Forecasting and Social ChangeScientometrics, European Journal of Innovation Management, Econometrics, Journal of Sports Economics, Statistical Methods and Applications.




  • Archontakis, F., & Mosconi, R. (2021). Søren Johansen and Katarina Juselius: A Bibliometric Analysis of Citations through Multivariate Bass Models. Econometrics 9: 30. Celebrated Econometricians, 71.
  • Sofronas, C., Archontakis, F., & Smart, P. (2019). Decision making under uncertainty? R&D activity and market value during financial crisis. European Journal of Innovation Management, 23(3), 383-401.
  • Archontakis, F., & Varsakelis, N. C. (2017). Patenting abroad: Evidence from OECD countries. Technological Forecasting and Social Change116, 62-69.
  • Georgiou, C., Kyrgidou, L. P., Archontakis, F., & Petridou, E. (2015). The role of location as a selection criterion in FDI: The case of SMEs in Greece. Journal of East-West Business21(3), 233-255.
  • “U.S. Patents Abroad: Does Gravity Matter?” (2011), with N. C. Varsakelis, The Journal of Technology Transfer Volume 36, Number 4: 404-416.
  • “In which Regions do Universities patent and publish more?” (2007), with J. M. Azagra-Caro and A. Yegros-Yegros, Scientometrics 70(2): 251-266.
  • “Playing it Safe? A Fibonacci Strategy for Soccer Betting” (2007), with E. Osborne, Journal of Sports Economics 8(3): 295-308.
  • “Faculty support for the objectives of university–industry relations versus degree of R&D cooperation: The importance of regional absorptive capacity” (2006), joint with J. M. Azagra-Caro, A. Gutiérrez-Gracia and I. Fernández-de-Lucio, Research Policy 35(1): 37-55.
  • “What do University Patent Routes Indicate at Regional Level?” (2006), with J. M. Azagra-Caro and A. Yegros-Yegros, Scientometrics 66(1): 219-230.
  • “An Alternative Proof of Granger’s Representation Theorem for I(1) Systems through Jordan Matrices” (1998, but printed 2000), Statistical Methods and Applications – Journal of the Italian Statistical Society 7(2): 111-127.



  • Apuntes de Matemáticas para Empresariales (2008). “Lecture notes: Mathematics for Business Studies”, Publicaciones de la Universidad de Alicante (in Spanish), Alicante, Spain. ISBN 978-84-7908-987-0.

Chapters in Edited Volumes

  • Soro Bonmatí, A. and F. Archontakis (2007). “Spain” in The Rising Role and Relevance of Private Higher Education in Europe by P. J. Wells, J. Sadlak & L. Vlăsceanu (eds), UNESCO-CEPES.
  • Azagra-Caro, J. M., Archontakis, F. , Gutiérrez-Gracia, A. and Fernández-de-Lucio, I. (2007). “University-industry interaction: support to cooperation versus actual cooperation in peripheral regions”, R. Casas, C. De Fuentes, A. O. Vera-Cruz (eds.), Acumulación de capacidades tecnológicas, aprendizaje y cooperación en la esfera global y local, cap. 15 (p. 371-391), México: UAM-ADIAT- Miguel Angel Porrúa.

RAND Technical Reports

  • “An International Comparison of 10 Medical Regulatory Systems” (2009; joint with H de Vries, P Sanderson, B. Janta, L. Rabinovich, S. Ismail, L. Klautzer, S. Marjanovic, B. Patruni, S. Puri and J. Tiessen), RAND Technical Report TR-691-GMC, Rand Corporation, Santa Monica, CA.
  • “The potential cost savings of greater use of home and hospice-based end-of-life care in England” (2008) (joint with E. Hatziandreu and A. Daly). RAND Technical Report TR-642-NAO, RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, CA.
  • “Health and Medical Research in Spain-Observatory on Health Research Systems” (2008). RAND Documented Briefing DB-566-DH, RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, CA