Dr Simona Rasciute

BSc (Kaunas), MA (Kaunas), MA (Brussels), PhD (Loughborough)

  • Senior Lecturer in Economics
  • Leader, Health and Wellbeing Research Interest Group

Expertise: discrete choice and panel data econometric modelling; health and well-being

Research groups and centres

Dr Simona Rasciute is a Senior Lecturer in Economics at Loughborough Business School.

Simona's research relates to the use of economics in decision making, particularly in the area of health and well-being.

Simona is teaches at undergraduate and postgraduate level in subjects including:

  • Quantitative Economics
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Applied Financial Econometrics

Simona gained her PhD in Economics from Loughborough University 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 Economics, 46(12): 1350-1360.