Rigissa Megalokonomou

​Lecturer in Economics

Welcome to my webpage!

What's new: 1) I recently joined the Editorial Board of the Journal of Population Economics as an Associate Editor, 2) Our new working paper on "Do Second Chances Pay Off? Evidence from a Natural Experiment with Low-Achieving Students"


What's planned:

I recently joined the CESifo Network as a Research Affiliate. I will be visiting the Ifo Institute for Economic Research in Germany in May/June 2021. Do not hesitate to contact me if there is interest for a research seminar at a European institution.

I am a Senior Lecturer (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 teachers' gender biases and discrimination not only in education, but also in other environments, teachers' value added, teachers' human capital depreciation etc. Part of my research investigates the effects of student autonomy during a pandemic. To investigate those topics I have undertaken massive data collections.​ ​​