Dr Jonathan Spiteri

Dr Jonathan Spiteri

Dr Jonathan Spiteri



Room 216
Old Humanities Building
University of Malta
Jonathan Spiteri is a Resident Academic within the Department of Insurance at the University of Malta. He graduated with Honours in Economics (First Class) from the University of Malta, a Master of Science in Economics (with Distinction) and, as an ESRC Scholar, a PhD in Economics, both from the University of Edinburgh.

Jonathan’s current research interests include behavioural and media economics, risk, environmental economics and health, and his academic work has been published in several leading peer-reviewed journals and books. He is currently involved in the R2Pi Horizon 2020 project which examines the shift from the concept of Circular Economy to one of Circular Economy Business Models in Europe. He also forms part of the Nudge-It FP7 project which aims to develop and implement novel approaches informed by microeconomics and behavioural science to better understand people’s health choices and outcomes. In recent years, Dr. Spiteri has also published a number of research papers related to the financial services industry, including FinTech and the implications of financial regulations on industry competitiveness.

In addition, Jonathan has been involved in several consulting projects across a wide variety of industries, both locally and abroad.

SPITERI, J., JAMES, J. and BELOT, M., 2019. A computer-based incentivized food basket choice tool: Presentation and evaluation. PLOS ONE, 14(1), pp. e0210061.

BRIGUGLIO, M. and SPITERI, J., 2018. Behavioural economics and small states: a focus on social preferences.

GRIMA, S., SPITERI, J.V., JAKOVLJEVIC, M.M., CAMILLERI, C. and BUTTIGIEG, S.C., 2018. High Out-of-Pocket Health Spending in Countries with a Mediterranean Connection. Frontiers in public health, 6, pp. 145.

ROMĀNOVA, I., GRIMA, S., SPITERI, J. and KUDINSKA, M., 2018. The Payment Services Directive 2 and Competitiveness: The Perspective of European Fintech Companies. European Research Studies Journal, 21(2), pp. 5-24.

SPITERI, J. and BRIGUGLIO, M., 2018. Does Good Governance Foster Trust in Government? An Empirical Analysis. Emerald Publishing Limited, pp. 121-137.

ZAMMIT, M.L., SPITERI, J. and GRIMA, S., 2018. The Development of the Maltese Insurance Industry: A Comprehensive Study. Emerald Publishing Limited.

GRIMA, S., GRIMA, A., THALASSINOS, E., SEYCHELL, S. and SPITERI, J.V., 2017. Theoretical Models for Sport Participation: Literature Review. International Journal of Economics & Business Administration (IJEBA), (3), pp. 94-116.

  • DLT5300 - Applied Economics and Tokenomics
  • ECN2141 - Economics of Environmental Policy
  • ECN5015 - Economics and the Marine Environment
  • ECN5210 - Advanced Microeconomics
  • ECN5217 - Environmental and Resource Economics
  • ECN5229 - Behavioural and Experimental Economics
  • INS2016 - Economics of Risk Management
  • INS4015 - Applied Behavioral Risk Management
  • INS5004 - Geopolitical and Environmental Risk
  • INS5008 - Applied Alternative Risk Transfer
  • INS5014 - Applied IRM Research Techniques
  • IOT5004 - Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods