Spyros Konstantopoulos is professor of measurement and quantitative methods at the department of counseling, educational psychology, and special education at the college of education at Michigan State University. He received his BA from the University of Athens in Education, his first MS from Purdue University in Educational Psychology and Research Methods, his second MS from the University of Chicago in Statistics, and his PhD from the University of Chicago in Research Methods. His research interests include the extension and application of statistical methods to issues in education, social science, and policy studies. His methodological work involves statistical methods for quantitative research synthesis (meta-analysis) and mixed effects models with nested structure (hierarchical linear models). His substantive work encompasses research on class size effects, teacher and school effects, program evaluation, labor market performance of young adults, and the social distribution of academic achievement. In 2002, he received the Palmer O. Johnson Award from the American Educational Research Association, and the Harold E. Mitzel Award for meritorious contribution in educational practice through research.
He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in December 2003.