Spyros Konstantopoulos

Research Fellow

Michigan State University

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.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5974
published in: American Journal of Education, 2012, 118 (3), 309-339
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5678
published in: Research Synthesis Methods, 2011, 2 (1), 61- 76
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4566
published in: Evaluation Review, 2011, 35 (1), 71 - 92
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3753
published in: Evaluation Review, 2009, 33 (4), 335-357
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2904
published in: Elementary School Journal, 2008, 108 (3), 1-17
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2893
published in: Teachers College Record, 2011, 113 (7), 1541-1565
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2412
published in: Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2008, 1(1), 1-23
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2371
published in: Teachers College Record, 2008, 110, 1613-1640
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2198
published in: J. Osborne (ed.), Best Practices in Quantitative Methods. Sage, 2007
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