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.


My current research agenda focuses on  understanding how do social comparisons and generally social interactions affect students' productivity, educational choices and labor market outcomes. My research contributes to a deeper understanding of the existing factors and the consideration of new factors in the education production function. I am also interested in assessing education policies at any school level with implications to the labor market that are aiming at improving disadvantaged students' outcomes.