Dr. Konstantinos N. Konstantakis is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). He obtained a PhD in Political Economy from NTUA, an MSc in Economics from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (UoA), and a 5-year Diploma Degree in Applied Mathematics from NTUA. His research builds on Mathematics and Statistics using state-of the-art Quantitative and Econometric techniques, to deal with hot topics of contemporary Political Economy, such as Crises, Business Cycles and Financial Bubbles. He has authored more than fifty (50) papers in peer reviewed Journals and Conferences, among which several 4* and 3*Journals (ABS list), including European Journal of Operational Research, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Journal of International Financial Markets Institutions and Money, Journal of Financial Stability, Annals of Tourism Research, Transportation Research Part C, Economic Modelling, Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, etc. Konstantinos has received a scholarship of excellence from NTUA, has been awarded two (2) 2-year IKY Post-Doctoral Scholarships at NTUA, one (1) 3-year ELIDEK research grant at NTUA, and has participated in two (2) Horizon 2020 research projects with an active role. He has taught for several years, at Panteion University and at NTUA, numerous undergraduate and postgraduate courses such as Economics, Econometrics and Political Economy, and has acted as Session Chair and Referee for several Journals.