Rigissa is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Economics at the University of Queensland and a Research Affiliate at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) since 2016.
She received her Ph.D in Economics from the University of Warwick (UK) in 2016.
Her research interests lies in Applied Microeconomics with a particular focus on the areas of Economics of Education and Labor Economics. As a secondary field she is interested in Applied Econometrics. 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.