Welcome to my webpage!

Rigissa Megalokonomou

​Senior Lecturer in Economics

What's new:

1) I will join Monash Business School and the Department of Economics as an Associate Professor in February 2023.

2) I recently joined the Editorial Board of the Journal of Population Economics as an Associate Editor

3) I have several survey RCTs in place and you will see me frequently advertising them on social media

4) Our new working paper on "Do Second Chances Pay Off? Evidence from a Natural Experiment with Low-Achieving Students"​​

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

My research is in applied micro-economics, focusing on policy-relevant questions in education, migration and labor economics. 

I am currently working on understanding how to measure and what shapes  gender biases and gender discrimination in education, but also in other environments. I am also working on teachers' value added, teachers' human capital depreciation, peer effects,  etc. I have recently started working on the impacts of role models in education. I am also currently running several survey experiments to understand individuals' perceptions and behaviours.  Part of my research investigates the effects of student autonomy during a pandemic. To investigate those topics I have undertaken massive data collections.​