Michael Vlassopoulos is Professor of Economics at the Department of Economics of the University of Southampton. He obtained his PhD in economics in 2007 from the University of British Columbia, in Canada. His research area is applied microeconomics with particular interest in behavioral, labor, development, and public economics. Recent research focuses on topics such as racial and ethnic discrimination, mental health, social and educational integration of refugees, network and spillover effects in education.
He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in August 2014.