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Biography

Janet Dzator currently teaches macroeconomics and microeconomics at the University of Newcastle School of Policy. Previously Janet was a research fellow at the Social and Public Health Economics Research (SPHERe) unit at the Curtin University of Technology. While at Curtin, Janet was also a member of the West Australian Drug Evaluation Panel (WADEP) a subgroup of the West Australian Drug and Therapeutic Committee (WADTC). The WADEP reviews the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of new formularies for listing and use in WA. She has published in a number of peer reviewed international journals including Social Science and Medicine, Social Indicators Research and Economic Analysis and Policy and in local media such as The West Australian. Her work covered issues including health care financing and consumer behaviour, economic evaluation, resource allocation and equity.

Qualifications

  • PhD (Economics), University of Queensland, 31/05/2001
  • Master of Philosophy, University of Ghana, 30/06/1995
  • Bachelor of Science (Agriculture), University of Ghana, 19/09/1990

Research

Research keywords

  • Applied economics
  • Policy evaluation
  • Resource allocation

Research expertise

Have expertise in economic policy analyses and their impact on health and poverty. Specific expertice include econometric modelling; macroeconomic policy analyses, economic evaluation; health policy analyses including health care financing, health care seeking behaviour, priority setting in health; pharmacoeconomics, poverty and economic development studies.

Languages

  • Akan

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
140208Health Economics70
140202Economic Development And Growth20
140299Applied Economics Not Elsewhere Classified10

Memberships

Body relevant to professional practice.

  • Manuscript reviewer - Social Science & Medicine
  • Invited Speaker - Second Annual Health Insurance Summit (2003), International Business Conference Proceedings, Sydney

Committee/Associations (relevant to research).

  • Member - International Health Economics Association
  • Member - Australian Health Economic Society

Learned Academy.

  • Invited Speaker - School of Population Health, Health Systems Division, University of Queensland (2001)

National & International Standards Committees.

  • Panel member (Health Economic Advisor), 2002-2003 - West Australian Drug Evaluation Panel (WADEP) of the West Australian Drug & Therapeutic Committee, 2002 to 2003

Administrative

Administrative expertise

Have extensive expertise in administering field research programs in developing countries. Current member of School Curriculum and Teaching Committee and a member of Faculty Board. Coordinate between 2 to 5 teaching staff in some of the courses I teach as well as coordinate the teaching of staff on external campuses.

Teaching

Teaching expertise

Have teaching expertise in macroeconomics, microeconomics, econometrics, health economics, agricultural economics and economic evaluation.

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Highlighted Publications

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2004Dzator JA, Hendrie D, Burke V, Gianguilio N, Gillam HF, Beilin LJ, Houghton S, 'A randomized trial of interactive group sessions achieved greater improvements in nutrition and physical activity at a tiny increase in cost', Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 610-619 (2004) [C1]
2004Dzator JA, Asafu-Adjaye J, 'A study of malaria care provider choice in Ghana', Health Policy, 389-401 (2004) [C1]
2003Mooney G, Dzator JA, 'Global public goods for health: A flawed paradigm?', Global public goods for health : health, economic, and public health perspectives, Oxford University Press, Oxford 287 (2003) [B1]
2005Dzator JA, 'Economics of Unemployment and Health', Economic Development Issues and Policies, Serial Publications, New Delhi, India 807-821 (2005) [B1]

Publications

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Book (1 outputs)

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2008Dzator JA, Socioeconomic Aspects of Malaria Control: Economics of Malaria Treatment Seeking Behaviour and Control, VDM Verlag, Saarbrucken, 165 (2008) [A1]

Chapter (3 outputs)

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2005Dzator JA, 'Economics of Unemployment and Health', Economic Development Issues and Policies, Serial Publications, New Delhi, India 807-821 (2005) [B1]
2005Dzator JA, Dzator M, 'Health and Economic Development - With Particular Reference to Malaria Control Programmes in Africa', Economic Development Issues and Policies, Serial Publications, New Delhi, India 779-797 (2005) [B1]
2003Mooney G, Dzator JA, 'Global public goods for health: A flawed paradigm?', Global public goods for health : health, economic, and public health perspectives, Oxford University Press, Oxford 287 (2003) [B1]

Journal article (7 outputs)

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2013Dzator J, 'Hard Times and Common Mental Health Disorders in Developing Countries: Insights from Urban Ghana', The Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research, 40 71-87 (2013) [C1]
2013Dzator M, Dzator J, 'An effective heuristic for the P-median problem with application to ambulance location', OPSEARCH, 50 60-74 (2013) [C1]
2004Dzator JA, Hendrie D, Burke V, Gianguilio N, Gillam HF, Beilin LJ, Houghton S, 'A randomized trial of interactive group sessions achieved greater improvements in nutrition and physical activity at a tiny increase in cost', Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 610-619 (2004) [C1]
2004Dzator JA, Asafu-Adjaye J, 'A study of malaria care provider choice in Ghana', Health Policy, 389-401 (2004) [C1]
2003Asafu-Adjaye J, Dzator JA, 'Willingness to pay for malaria insurance: A case study of households in Ghana using the contingent valuation method', Economic Analysis & Policy, 33 31-47 (2003) [C1]
1997AsensoOkyere WK, Dzator JA, 'Household cost of seeking malaria care, a retrospective study of two districts in Ghana', SOCIAL SCIENCE & MEDICINE, 45 659-667 (1997)
1996AsensoOkyere WK, Dzator JA, OseiAkoto I, 'The behaviour towards malaria care - A multinomial logit approach', SOCIAL INDICATORS RESEARCH, 39 167-186 (1996)
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Conference (9 outputs)

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2010Khandoker T, Juniper AJ, Dzator JA, 'Fiscal withdrawal and real wage repression: A stock-flow consistent analysis in the context of the Global Finfancial Crisis', The Aftermath of the Crisis: Incorporating the 12th Path to Full Employment Conference and 17th National Conference on Unemployment. Proceedings: Refereed Papers, Newcastle, NSW (2010) [E1]

Co-authors: James Juniper

2007Dzator JA, Hopkins S, 'Macroeconomic policies and health in developing countries', 36th Australian Conference of Economists. Proceedings, Hobart (2007) [E1]
2007Dzator M, Dzator JA, 'Locating emergency facilities: Targeting efficiency and cost-effectiveness', 36th Australian Conference of Economists, Hobart (2007) [E1]
2007Cook B, Dzator JA, 'Lessons and options for universal health coverage with special reference to privatisation policies in health care: The Case of Australia and Ghana', Social Policy In A Globalizing World: Developing A North-South Dialogue. Papers, Florence, Italy (2007) [E2]
2006Dzator JA, Hopkins S, 'Macroeconomic policies, poverty and health in developing countries: Perceptions and stylised facts', AHES 2006 - 28th Australian Conference for Health Economists, Parmelia Hilton, Perth (2006) [E2]
2006Dzator JA, 'Priority setting in health and macroeconomic policy in developing countries', AHES 2006 - 28th Australian Conference for Health Economists, Parmelia Hilton, Perth (2006) [E2]
2005Dzator JA, 'The Health Workforce, Telemedicine and the Challenge of an Ageing Population: Towards High-Performance Health Care Systems', Creating a Culture of Full Employment Incorporating 7th Path to Full Employment Conference and 12th National Conference on Umployment, University of Newcastle (2005) [E1]
2005Dzator JA, 'Technical Efficiency in the Use of Health Care Resources: Does a Mixed Public-Private System of Providing Health Care Improve Technical Efficiency?', The 27th Australian Conference of Health Economists, Auckland (2005) [E2]
2005Dzator M, Dzator JA, 'The Applications of Emergency Location Models and the Review of Effectiveness of Emergency Facilities', The 27th Australian Conference of Health Economists, Auckland (2005) [E2]
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Other (1 outputs)

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2002Dzator J, 'Family scheme in fund wait: Economic evaluation of indigenous health services', (2002) [O1]

Report (1 outputs)

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2002Dzator JA, Mooney G, 'Cost-benefit analysis of a coordinated care trial of benzodiazepines withdrawal. The effect of dose frequency and pharmacists'' involment in dispensing of benzodiazepines on withdrawal', The Alcohol and Other Drugs Services, Central Coast Health NSW, Monograph, (2002) (2002) [R2]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants6
Total funding$352,640

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2007 (2 grants)

Evaluation of the Cancer Council NSW telephone support group$37,553
Funding Body: Cancer Council NSW

Project Team
Doctor Allison Boyes, Doctor Janet Dzator
SchemeRole
Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$37,55320072008
GNo:G0187757

36th Australian Conference of economists, Hobart, 24/9/2007 - 26/9/2007$1,445
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Janet Dzator
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,44520072007
GNo:G0188143

2005 (1 grants)

27th Australian Conference on Health Economists, 29-30 September 2005$631
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Janet Dzator
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$63120052005
GNo:G0185898

2004 (1 grants)

Does a mixed public-private system of providing health care improve technical efficieny?$8,186
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Janet Dzator
SchemeRole
New Staff GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$8,18620042004
GNo:G0184072

2003 (2 grants)

A randomised control trial of evidence-based medicine in the management of hypertension$304,250
Funding Body: National Health & Medical Research Council

SchemeRole
Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$304,25020032005
GNo:18064184

32nd Conference of Economists 2003 19 September to 2 October 2003$575
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Janet Dzator
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$57520032003
GNo:G0183673
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions5
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL1.55

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Current Supervision

CommencedProposed
Completion
ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
20142018PhD (Management)Principal SupervisorEffects of the Contract Farming on Productivity and Income of Farmers in Production of Baby Tomato and Lychee in Bac Giang Province, Vietnam.
20132016PhD (Economics)Principal SupervisorGender Inequality and Economic Performance: Evidence from the Southern African Region
20092016PhD (Economics)Co-SupervisorFinancial Repression, Financial Market Stability and Macroeconomic Growth - A Post Keynesian Analysis of Recent Financial Crises
20082012PHD Economics
University of Newcastle
Co-SupervisorThe relationship between FDI and reforms in China
20072011PHD Accounting
University of Newcastle
Co-SupervisorHow environment determines banking efficiency: comparison between Australian and New Zealand

Past Supervision

YearProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
2013PhD (Economics)Co-SupervisorAn Investigation of the Effect of Inward Foreign Direct Investment on the Performance in the Chinese Electronic Industry
2004Honours Economics
University of Newcastle
Sole SupervisorAn economic evaluation of equity and health care resource allocation in Australia: The case of General Practice Services and Medicare benefits Scheme funding.
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Dr Janet Dzator

Work Phone(02) 4921 5074
Fax(02) 4921 6911
Email
PositionLecturer
Newcastle Business School
Faculty of Business and Law
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaEconomics
Office
SRS245,
Social Sciences,
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/janet-dzator