​​Do Parents Respond to Regulation of Sugary Drinks in Childcare? Evidence from California"  (2020, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization,  ABDC: A* )

  • Academic Paper: Published Version, with Jiafei Hu  (University of Queensland) and Haishan Yuan (University of Queensland)

​School Attendance during a Pandemic (2020, Economics Letters, ABDC: A )

"Marathon, Hurdling or Sprint? The Effects of Exam Scheduling on Academic Performance" (2020, The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy, ABDC: A )

Which Degrees do Students Prefer During Recessions? (2018, Empirical Economics, ABDC: A )

Work In Progress

Rigissa Megalokonomou

​Lecturer in Economics


Working Papers

Long Term Effects of Teachers: Evidence from a Teacher Value Added Approach, with Victor Lavy (Warwick) 

  • Status: Draft in Preparation

​​​Does the Gender Composition of Judges Matter? Evidence from Random Assignment of Judges to Cases from more than 3,000 Supreme Court Cases” 

  • Status: Draft in Preparation

Externalities in the Classroom. Are High-Achievers Hostages of Low-Achievers? with Sofoklis Goulas (Stanford) and  Silvia Griselda (Melbourne)

  • Status: Draft in Preparation

The Effect of the Exposure to Refugees on Crime Activity. Evidence from the Greek Islands​" with Valantis Vasilakis (Bangor)

The Impact of Scholarships and Bursaries on Academic Success in University and the Labor Market”  with Valantis Vasilakis (Bangor)

The Long Run Gender Peer Effects" with Yi Zhang (Queensland) and Sofoklis Goulas (Stanford)

  • Status: Draft in Preparation

Are Girls Always More Likely to Give up? Evidence from a Natural Experiment with Low-Achieving Students" with Aspasia Bizopoulou (VATT Institute for Economic Research) and Stefania Simion (Bristol)

  • Status: Draft in Preparation

 ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Feedback, Learning and Performance: Evidence from a Randomised Controlled Trial (R&R,  Economic Journal, ABDC: A*)​​

  • Academic Version: Working Paper, with Isabella Dobrescu (UNSW), Marco Faravelli (Queensland) and Alberto Motta (UNSW)

​Class size and performance: At what cost? (R&R,  European Economic Review, ABDC: A*)​​ 

​​Knowing who you Actually Are: The Effect of Feedback on Short and Long Term Outcomes  (R&R, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization,  ABDC: A*)

​Comparative Advantage and Gender Gap in STEM  (R&R, Journal of Human Resources,  ABDC: A*)

  • Academic Version: Working Paper, with Sofoklis Goulas (Stanford) and Silvia Griselda (Melbourne)                                   
  • Awards: Recipient of: 2020 Best Paper Award on Gender Economics by UniCredit Foundation, Mardi Dungey Prize for the Best Paper, ANU, November 2019 and Best Paper Award at the 2020  Australian Gender Economics Workshop at QUT

Persistency in Teachers' Grading Biases and Effect on Longer Term Outcomes: University Admission Exams and Choice of Field of Study ​(Under Review, Review of Economic Studies)​

  • Academic Version: NBER Working Paper, with Victor Lavy (Warwick)
  • ​Media Highlights:  Economic Society of Australia, Women in Economics Network, YouTube Video

Does the Girl Next Door Affect your Academic Outcomes and Career Choices? (Revisions in Progress)

  • Academic Version: Working Paper, with Yi Zhang (Queensland) and Sofoklis Goulas (Stanford)

​Estimating Human Capital Depreciation: Evidence from Greek Teacher Waitlists”  (submitted to American Economic Review) 

  • Academic Version: NBER Working Paper, with Michael Dinerstein (Chicago) and and Costantine Yannelis (Chicago Booth)