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Konstantina Maragkou


Research Associate

Fellow at ADR UK

Associate at Hughes Hall

E-mail Address


+ 44 (0)1223


  • PhD in Economics, University of Sheffield
  • Msc in Applied Economics and Data Analysis, University of Essex
  • Bsc in Economics, University of Essex

Membership of Professional Bodies/Associations

  • Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA)

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Konstantina is an applied economist specialising in quantitative methods and quasi-experimental research designs. Her research addresses timely topics in education particularly looking at the post-16 education trajectories of young people and inequalities in participation and attainment, and the drivers of it - including socio-economic background, family composition, personality traits, school factors and information advice and guidance. She is also interested in the evaluation of programmes and interventions that aim to improve access to and outcomes from further and higher education.

Konstantina is an Administrative Data Research (ADR) UK Research Fellow funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). She uses the newly available Grading and Admissions Data for England (GRADE) to generate better understanding on the impact of the pandemic-driven assessment policies on student educational outcomes. 

Twitter: @K_Maragkou

Curriculum Vitae (updated: July 2022)

Academic Area/Links

Research Topics

  • Economics of education
  • Quantitative and quasi-experimental methods
  • Determinants of educational outcomes
  • Evaluation of education programmes and interventions

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Agasisti, T. and Maragkou, K., 2022. Socio-economic gaps in educational aspirations: do experiences and attitudes matter?. Education Economics, pp.1-17.

Redmond, P., Maître, B., McGuinness, S. and Maragkou, K., 2021. A comparative assessment of minimum wage employment in Europe (No. 123). ESRI Research Series.

Maragkou, K., 2020. Socio-economic inequality and academic match among post-compulsory education participants, Economics of Education Review, 79, p.102060

Current Research Projects

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  • Undergraduate supervision
    • Statistics and Methods (SOC5) - Quantitative
    • Designing Educational Research (DER) - Quantitative

Konstantina Maragkou

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