Centre for Productivity and Performance


Dr Simona Rasciute BSc (Kaunas), MA (Kaunas), MA (Brussels), PhD (Loughborough)

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Senior Lecturer in Economics

Leader, HW-RIG

Discrete choice and panel data econometric modelling; health and well-being

Module Organiser:

ECA004 Quantitative Economics
ECC038 Applied Econometrics
ECP256 Applied Financial Econometrics

Dr Simona Rasciute is a Senior Lecturer in Economics at the School of Business and Economics, where she also gained PhD in Economics in 2008. She completed her undergraduate studies in Economics at Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania, after which she also finished two Masters degrees in Banking and Finance at Vytautas Magnus University and in International Trade and European Integration at Free University of Brussels. 

Simona’s research is focussed around the application of discrete choice and panel data econometric models to investigate the decisions of individuals. In particular, she has investigated the determinants of health and well-being in relation social and human capital and economic factors.


Downward, P. and Rasciute, S. (forthcoming). ‘No man is an island entire of itself’. The hidden effect of peers on physical activity, Social Science and Medicine.

Downward, P., Greene, W. and Rasciute, S. (forthcoming). Do relational goods raise well-being: an econometric analysis, Eastern Economic Journal.

Downward, P. and Rasciute, S. (2015). Assessing the impact of the National Cycle Network and physical activity lifestyle on cycling behaviour in England, Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 78: 425-437.

Rasciute, S., Puckett, S., & Pentecost, E. J. (2015). The allocation of oecd direct investment between ceecs: A discrete choice approach. Bulletin of Economic Research, 67 (S1), S26-S39.  

Rasciute, S., Pentecost, E., and Ferrett, B. (2014). Firm heterogeneity in modelling foreign direct investment location decisions. Applied Economics46(12): 1350-1360.