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Rigissa Megalokonomou

Assistant Professor, School of Economics at University Of Queensland

Rigissa Megalokonomou is an Assistant Professor at the University of Queensland in Australia, which she joined in 2016. She is also a Research Affiliate at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA). Dr. Megalokonomou conducts research in the economics of education, labour economics and immigration economics. Her research focuses on understanding how do social comparisons and interactions affect students' productivity, educational choices and labor market outcomes. She is also working on understanding what shapes gender biases and discrimination.  Dr. Megalokonomou has been awarded the Young Economist Prize by Unicredit & Universities and The Mardi Dungey Prize among others. Her research has been funded by Harvard Kennedy School. Rigissa received her B.A. in Economics from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in Greece and her M.A. in Economics and Econometrics from the University of Essex in the UK. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Warwick.