Newcastle University Business School

Staff Profile

Dr Jytte Seested Nielsen

Senior Lecturer in Economics, DPD BSc Economics

Background

Qualifications

  • PhD economics, University of Southern Denmark, 2008
  • M. Sc. (economics), University of Southern Denmark, 2006
  • B. Sc. (economics), University of Aarhus, Denmark 2002 

Previous Positions

  • Assistant professor, University of Southern Denmark , Institute of Public Health – The Research Unit of Health Economics, (2009-2011)
  • Lecturer in Economics, Newcastle University Business School (2011-2014)

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Degree Programme Director - Economics (L100)

 

 

Research

My primary research centres on theoretical and empirical issues related to the elicitation of preferences for health gains and changes in mortality risk. In addition, my research focuses on methodological issues in stated preference techniques and how the use of economic experiments can contribute to the development of more robust methods for policy evaluation.  Recently, I have also extended my research into the study of risk preferences in areas such as the choice of health insurance and the association between risk preference, health behavior and religion.

Teaching

Undergraduate Teaching

ECO2013 - Economic Evaluation and Investment

ECO3005 - Behavioural economics and experimental methods

Previous teaching

ECO1001 - Economic Analysis

ECO2004 - Microeconomic Analysis

ECO2003 – Economic Modelling

 

Publications