Dr Stephen Whyte

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Centre Co-Deputy Director & Deputy Program Lead (Behavioural Economics and Public Policy)


BEST Conference 2021 Presentation | “Knowledge, consultation time and choice in breast reconstruction”

BEST Conference 2022 Presentation | “What can Behavioural Economics tell us about human mating behaviour”

Dr Stephen Whyte is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Behavioural Economics in the School of Economics & Finance, QUT. His research focus explores large scale decision making in mate choice settings. His work takes a multi-disciplinary approach in studying key sex differences in human behaviour, with work that bridges the fields of applied micro-economics, personality & social psychology, and evolutionary biology. His most recent research has explored such diverse topics as sex differences in nonbinary gender identification, male & female decision making in assisted reproductive & donor insemination medical environments, and preferences vs choice in cyber dating markets.

Research interests: His primary research interest lies in the area of applied micro-economics, but he has also published in journals with a social psychology, evolutionary psychology, health, scientometric, cyber-psychology, reproductive medicine and biology focus.

  • Behavioural and experimental economics
  • Gender economics
  • Public Policy & Health
  • Non-market economics
  • Evolutionary Psychology
  • Scientometrics
  • Reproductive medicine
  • Cyber-psychology

Media Response: His work has appeared in more than 100 media outlets globally including:

  • Boston Globe
  • Daily Mail
  • Los Angeles Times
  • ScienceNews
  • Huffington Post
  • VanityFair
  • News.com
  • Sydney Morning Herald
  • Australian Financial Review

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