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Rigissa Megalokonomou

​Lecturer in Economics

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. I am also working on understanding how to measure and what shapes teachers' gender biases and discrimination not only in education, but also in other environments. Recent work is on teachers' value added and teachers' human capital depreciation.

To answer these questions I have undertaken massive data collections.

Even more recently, I started working on migration and crime as well as gender discrimination in judicial court environments.