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, focusing on policy-relevant questions in education, migration and labor economics.  ​I am interested in how do social comparisons and interactions affect students' productivity, educational choices and labor market outcomes. I  work on understanding how to measure and what shapes teachers' gender biases and discrimination not only in education, but also in other environments. Recent work of mine is on teachers' value added, teachers' human capital depreciation and discrimination in judicial court environments. To investigate those topics I have undertaken massive data collections.​ 


In February 2020 I co-organised the Australian Gender Economics workshop. Have a look at the program