Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Assoc Prof Christos Sakellariou

Associate Professor, School of Social Sciences

Email: acsake@ntu.edu.sg
Assoc Prof Christos Sakellariou

Biography
Associate Professor Chris Sakellariou has been conducting research in Applied Microeconomics, with particular focus in certain areas of Labour Economics such as the Economics of Education and the Economics of Gender. More recently, his research interests are more inter-disciplinary and centered in the general field of Educational Research.

His teaching interests are extending outside his immediate areas of research. In Mathematical Economics, students re-visit economic questions they have been exposed to in their intermediate Microeconomics and Macroeconomics courses using mathematical tools, an approach complementary to the use of economic intuition. In Current Topics in Economics, the emphasis is in questioning certain assumptions used in standard introductory courses, such as that in economic transactions the information economic agents possess is the same for buyers and sellers. The discussion is directly linked to real world policy questions.

Over many years, he engaged in collaborative research with World Bank researchers in the area of Human Capital. This led to authoring or co-authoring more than 10 World Bank Policy Research Working papers.

He received his Bachelor in Economics from the Athens University of Economics and Business, his Master’s in Economics from the University of Windsor, Canada and his PhD in Economics from the University of Ottawa, Canada.

Current research interests
He is currently conducting research on the role of student self-beliefs (such as self-efficacy) in academic achievement, especially with gender as a mediator of achievement.

Most recent publications
C. Sakellariou. (2018). Selective immigration policies as screening devices and the immigrant–native educational achievement gap. Educational Research and Evaluation: An International Journal on Theory and Practice. DOI: 10.1080/13803611.2018.1549998.
C. Sakellariou (2017). “Private or public school advantage? Evidence from 40 countries using PISA 2012-Mathematics.” Applied Economics, Vol. 49 (29): 2875-2892.
Zheng Fang and C. Sakellariou (2016). “Social Insurance, Income and Subjective Well-being of Rural Migrants in China – An Application of Unconditional Quantile Regression.” Journal of Happiness Studies, Vol. 17 (4), 1635–1657.
Zheng Fang and C. Sakellariou (2016). “Living Standards Inequality between Migrants and Local Residents in Urban China – A Quantile Decomposition.” Contemporary Economic Policy, Vol. 34 (2): 369-386.
C. Sakellariou and Zheng Fang (2016). “Returns to schooling for urban and migrant workers in China: A detailed investigation.” Applied Economics, Vol. 48 (8): 684-700.
Research Interests
Associate Professor Chris Sakellariou conducts research in the area of Labor Economics. In particular, his area of expertiese is in the Economics of Education and the Economics of Gender. Currently his is doing reseach on the role of cognitive skills in the labor market and in particular the relationship between education and cognitive skills acquired in school vs. elsewhere.
Selected Publications
  • Chris Sakellariou. (2018). Selective immigration policies as screening devices and the immigrant–native educational achievement gap. Educational Research and Evaluation. Educational Research and Evaluation: An International Journal on Theory and Practice, 24(6-7)(6-7), 394-416.
  • Chris Sakellariou. (2017). Private or public school advantage? Evidence from 40 countries using PISA 2012-Mathematics. Applied Economics, 49 (29), 2875-2892.
  • C. Sakellariou.(2017). Closing the Education Gaps. Contribution to Chapter 2: Transcending the Middle-Income Challenge,. Asian Development Outlook 2017Asian Development Bank.
  • Chris Sakellariou and Zheng Fang. (2016). Returns to schooling for urban and migrant workers in China: A detailed investigation. Applied Economics, Vol 48 (8), 684-700.
  • Zheng Fang and C. Sakellariou. (2016). Social Insurance, Income and Subjective Well-being of Rural Migrants in China – An Application of Unconditional Quantile Regression. Journal of Happiness Studies, .

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