Dr Janet Dzator

Lecturer

Newcastle Business School (Economics)

Career Summary

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.

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.

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

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. 



Qualifications

  • PhD (Economics), University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Science (Agriculture), University of Ghana
  • Master of Philosophy, University of Ghana

Keywords

  • Applied economics
  • Policy evaluation
  • Resource allocation

Languages

  • Akan (Fluent)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
140202 Economic Development and Growth 20
140208 Health Economics 70
140299 Applied Economics not elsewhere classified 10

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Lecturer University of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/04/2003 -  Lecturer University of Newcastle
Business and Law
Australia
1/01/2003 - 31/12/2003 Invited Speaker - Second Annual Health Insurance Summit International Business Conference Proceedings, Sydney
Australia
1/01/2001 - 31/12/2001 Invited Speaker - School of Population Health, Health Systems Division The University of Queensland
Australia

Membership

Dates Title Organisation / Department
Member - Australian Health Economic Society Australian Health Economic Society
Australia
Member - International Health Economics Association International Health Economics Association
Australia
1/01/2002 - 31/12/2003 Panel Member (Health Economic Advisor) - West Australian Drug Evaluation Panel (WADEP) West Australian Drug & Therapeutic Committee
Australia
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Book (1 outputs)

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

Chapter (3 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2005 Dzator 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]
2005 Dzator JA, 'Economics of Unemployment and Health', Economic Development Issues and Policies, Serial Publications, New Delhi, India 807-821 (2005) [B1]
2003 Mooney 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 (10 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Dzator JA, Chen R, 'SUSTAINING DEVELOPMENT AND POVERTY REDUCTION: PROMOTING GROWTH WHERE IT COUNTS', Journal of Developing Areas, 49 1-14 (2015)
2015 Licumba E, Dzator J, Zhang JX, 'Gender equality in education and economic growth in selected Southern African countries', Journal of Developing Areas, 49 349-360 (2015)
2015 Nguyen AT, Dzator J, Nadolny A, 'Does contract farming improve productivity and income of farmer? A review of theory and evidence', The Journal of Developing Areas, 49 531-538 (2015)
2013 Dzator M, Dzator J, 'An effective heuristic for the P-median problem with application to ambulance location', OPSEARCH, 50 60-74 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s12597-012-0098-x
Citations Scopus - 2
2013 Dzator 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]
DOI 10.1007/s11414-012-9305-z
Citations Scopus - 3
2004 Dzator JA, Asafu-Adjaye J, 'A study of malaria care provider choice in Ghana', Health Policy, 389-401 (2004) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.healthpol.2004.01.005
Citations Scopus - 21Web of Science - 20
2004 Dzator 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]
DOI 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2003.10.009
Citations Scopus - 17Web of Science - 15
2003 Asafu-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]
1997 AsensoOkyere WK, Dzator JA, 'Household cost of seeking malaria care, a retrospective study of two districts in Ghana', SOCIAL SCIENCE & MEDICINE, 45 659-667 (1997)
DOI 10.1016/S0277-9536(96)00383-8
Citations Scopus - 81Web of Science - 69
1996 AsensoOkyere WK, Dzator JA, OseiAkoto I, 'The behaviour towards malaria care - A multinomial logit approach', SOCIAL INDICATORS RESEARCH, 39 167-186 (1996)
DOI 10.1007/BF00286972
Citations Scopus - 12Web of Science - 4
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Conference (12 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Dzator JA, Nguyen TA, Nadolny A, 'Does contract farming improve productivity and income of farmers? A review of theory and evidence', Australasian Conference on Business and Social Sciences 2015, Sydney (in partnership with The Journal of Developing Areas), Sydney (2015)
2015 Dzator JA, Licumba E, 'Gender Equality in Education and Economic Growth in Selected Southern African Countries', Proceedings of the Australasian Conference on Business and Social Sciences 2015, Sydney (in partnership with The Journal of Developing Areas), Sydney (2015)
2015 Dzator JA, 'Sustaining development and poverty reduction: promoting growth where it counts', Proceedings of the Australasian Conference on Business and Social Sciences 2015, Sydney (in partnership with The Journal of Developing Areas), Sydney (2015)
2010 Khandoker 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
2007 Dzator M, Dzator JA, 'Locating emergency facilities: Targeting efficiency and cost-effectiveness', 36th Australian Conference of Economists, Hobart (2007) [E1]
2007 Dzator JA, Hopkins S, 'Macroeconomic policies and health in developing countries', 36th Australian Conference of Economists. Proceedings, Hobart (2007) [E1]
2007 Cook 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]
2006 Dzator JA, 'Priority setting in health and macroeconomic policy in developing countries', AHES 2006 - 28th Australian Conference for Health Economists, Parmelia Hilton, Perth (2006) [E2]
2006 Dzator 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]
2005 Dzator 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]
2005 Dzator 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]
2005 Dzator 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)

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

Report (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2002 Dzator 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 grants 7
Total funding $631,993

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.


20072 grants / $38,998

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

Funding body: Cancer Council NSW

Funding body Cancer Council NSW
Project Team Doctor Allison Boyes, Doctor Janet Dzator
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0187757
Type Of Funding Donation - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFD
UON Y

36th Australian Conference of economists, Hobart, 24/9/2007 - 26/9/2007$1,445

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Janet Dzator
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0188143
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20051 grants / $631

27th Australian Conference on Health Economists, 29-30 September 2005$631

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Janet Dzator
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0185898
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20041 grants / $8,186

Does a mixed public-private system of providing health care improve technical efficieny?$8,186

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Janet Dzator
Scheme New Staff Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0184072
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20033 grants / $584,178

A randomised control trial of evidence-based medicine in the management of hypertension$304,250

Funding body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team
Scheme Unknown
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2005
GNo
Type Of Funding Not Known
Category UNKN
UON Y

Adoption of regular physical activity in older adults: mentoring a strategy$279,353

Funding body: Healthway

Funding body Healthway
Project Team
Scheme The PATH (Physical Activity for Health) Project
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2005
GNo
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

32nd Conference of Economists 2003 19 September to 2 October 2003$575

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Janet Dzator
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0183673
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed2
Current4

Current Supervision

Commenced Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2014 Effects of the Contract Farming on Productivity and Income of Farmers in Production of Baby Tomato and Lychee in Bac Giang Province, Vietnam.
Business Management, Faculty of Business and Law
Principal Supervisor
2013 Gender Inequality and Economic Performance: Evidence from the Southern African Region
Economics, Faculty of Business and Law
Principal Supervisor
2009 Financial Repression, Financial Market Stability and Macroeconomic Growth - A Post Keynesian Analysis of Recent Financial Crises
Economics, Faculty of Business and Law
Co-Supervisor
2007 How environment determines banking efficiency: comparison between Australian and New Zealand
Accounting, University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2013 An Investigation of the Effect of Inward Foreign Direct Investment on the Performance in the Chinese Electronic Industry
Economics, Faculty of Business and Law
Co-Supervisor
2004 An economic evaluation of equity and health care resource allocation in Australia: The case of General Practice Services and Medicare benefits Scheme funding.
Economics, University of Newcastle
Sole Supervisor
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Dr Janet Dzator

Position

Lecturer
Newcastle Business School
Faculty of Business and Law

Focus area

Economics

Contact Details

Email janet.dzator@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 5074
Fax (02) 4921 6911

Office

Room SRS245
Building Social Sciences
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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