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Rigissa Megalokonomou

​Assoc. Prof. in Economics


I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at Monash University. Previously, I was a Senior Lecturer and a Lecturer in the School of Economics  at the University of Queensland. I obtained my PhD in 2016 from the Department of Economics, at the University of Warwick. I am also a Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the University of Queensland, a Research Fellow at IZA, and a Research Affiliate at CESifo and the Australian Research Council’s (ARC) Life Course Centre.

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

My research has been published at the American Economic Review, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, Economic Journal, Journal of Human Resources, European Economic Review, Journal of the Economic Behavior and Organisation, etc.

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.

I am an Associate Editor at the Journal of Population Economics and an Associate Editor for the journal of the Economic Society of Australia: Economic Papers: A Journal of Applied Economics and Policy