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 Viktorija Kesaite

Viktorija Kesaite

PhD Student

South Cloisters 1.11

Viktorija is a PhD student at the University of Exeter. Her research focuses on employing econometric methods to examine the causes and consequences of childhood  obesity. Her research aims to estimate the future impact of childhood obesity on health events/outcomes and on broader societal outcomes such as employment and education.

Prior to joining the University of Exeter Viktorija worked as a Research Assistant at the University of Cambridge. Her role included researching and analysing macroeconomic data using stress test scenarios, an instrument developed as part of the Cambridge Risk Framework. She also contributed towards the analysis on the economic and societal impact of cyber attacks, terrorist attacks and exploring the possible liabilities in the shipping industry following various marine incidents. 

Qualifications

  • BSc Economics
  • MSc Economics

Research

Research interests

Viktorija's broad research areas and interests include development economics, political economy, public economics and behavioral economics.

Her Specific research interests are economics of terrorism - economic consequences following a terrorist attack, political economy and welfare state and the impact it has on the labour market, and economic development in East Asia.   

Research projects

An economic perspective on childhood obesity: exploring the causes and consequences of childhood obesity.

Grants

National Institute for Health Research (NHR) Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) for the South West Peninsula

Awards

  • Best Economics Student Award 2014
  • European Union Master’s Scholarship

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