Torben Heien Nielsen

Torben Heien Nielsen

Lektor

Personal

Date of birth: 15 August 1981
Nationality: Danish
Civil status: Cohabiting with Kresta Munkholt Sørensen. Two children (Carlo and Sigurd). 

Education

2012
PhD Economics, University of Copenhagen, Department of Economics
Thesis Title: "Essays on Savings Behavior, Health and Mortality"
Committee: Prof. Mario Padula (University of Venice), Prof. Michael Svarer (Aarhus University), Prof. Jacob Roland-Munch (University of Copenhagen)
Supervisors: Prof. Søren Leth-Petersen (University of Copenhagen), Prof. Paul Bingley (The Danish National Centre for Social Research).

2010
Visiting PhD at University College London, Prof. Orazio Attanasio

2008
MA Economics (polit), University of Copenhagen, Department of Economics

2005
BA Economics (polit), University of Copenhagen, Department of Economics

Academic positions

2019-        Associate Professor, University of Copenhagen, Department of Economics
2014-2019 Assistant Professor, University of Copenhagen, Department of Economics
2013-2014 Postdoc, University of Copenhagen, Department of Economics
2012-2013 Postdoc, The Danish National Centre for Social Research
2007-2008 Research Assistant, The Danish National Centre for Social Research

Honors and Awards

2015 TIAA-CREF Paul A. Samuelson Award for Outstanding Scholarly Writing on Lifelong Financial Security
2015 EPRN research grant - The Effects of the Timing of Divorce and Children (DKK86,902)
2013 National Bureau of Economic Research – Household Finance Grant Award ($15,000)

Uddannelse

PhD Economics

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