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Rigissa Megalokononomou is an Associate Professor in Economics at Monash University and a Research Affiliate at CESifo and IZA. Prior to joining Monash, she was a Senior Lecturer in Economics at the University of Queensland. Rigissa obtained her PhD in Economics from the University of Warwick in the UK.  Her research is in applied micro-economics, focusing on policy-relevant questions in education, migration and labor economics. Rigissa uses large administrative data and runs survey experiments to understand individuals' perceptions and behaviours. Her research has been published at the American Economic Review, Economic Journal, Journal of Human Resources, European Economic Review, JEBO, etc. Her research has been featured at The Conversation, The Guardian, LSE EUROPP and Epoch Times etc. She joined the editorial board of the Journal of Population Economics as an Associate Editor in 2022. The Young Economist Prize by Unicredit & Universities, a Faculty Excellence Award for Early Career Research and a Rising Star Honourary Prize are among her varied honors and scholarships. 

Rigissa graduated top of her BSc in Economics class at the University of Athens. She holds an MSc in Economics and Econometrics from the University of Essex in the UK.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

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