Research Fellow in the Health Policy team at the Centre for Health Economics, University of York
Nikita Jacob is a Research Fellow in the Health Policy team at the Centre for Health Economics, University of York, where she is currently researching on attendances and admissions at the Accidents and Emergency department within the NHS, including the effects of the recent Covid pandemic on the demand for healthcare.
She holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Essex, where she studied the links between household dynamics and human capital formation, using longitudinal survey datasets from India and the United States, with a special focus on early childhood and adolescent outcomes in education.
Previously, she was an intern at the Reserve Bank of India and held a research position at the National Council for Applied Economic Research in India, where she mainly worked on topics related to macroeconomics.
Her core research interests are in applied econometrics, family, health and development economics, mental health of individuals, especially children and adolescents.