Abstract to follow
About the speaker
Jenny Roberts is Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, at the University of Sheffield. Jenny is a director of the Institute for Economic Analysis of Decision-making (InstEAD). She is also an associate editor of the Wiley journal Health Economics, a member of the ESRC Peer Review College and an external affiliate of the Health Econometrics and Data Group (HEDG) at the University of York. Jenny's research interests centre on applied microeconometrics, particularly the interaction of health and labour market outcomes, health-related behaviours, health valuation, the economics of well-being and travel behaviours. She is currently leading a large, innovative, EPSRC-funded project, 'Reflect: Experienced utility and travel behaviour, a feasibility study', which uses smartphones to gather real-time data on commuting experiences, and to feed this back to them in various ways. The ultimate aim is to influence travel behaviour by encouraging people to reflect on their experience and those of other people.
Lunch will be available from 12.30.