Rigissa Megalokonomou

​Lecturer in Economics

Welcome to my webpage!

I am a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Economics  at the University of Queensland and a Research Affiliate at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA). 


​I received my PhD in Economics (2016) from the University of Warwick, UK under the supervision of Victor Lavy and Fabian Waldinger.​ My research interests are in line with applied micro-economics, especially focusing on policy-relevant questions in education, migration and labor economics.


A significant part of my research is on education economics. I am working on understanding how do social comparisons and interactions  affect students' productivity, educational choices and labor market outcomes. My research aims at assessing education policies with implications to the labor market that are aiming at improving disadvantaged students' outcomes.  I am also working on understanding what shapes gender biases and discrimination. To answer these questions I have undertaken massive data collections.


Recently, I started working on migration and gender discrimination in court.