Torben Heien Nielsen

Torben Heien Nielsen

Associate Professor - Promotion Programme

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I work within the fields of empirical public economics (savings behavior, retirement and health economics) and applied microeconometrics. Specifically, by combining Danish policy variation and big administrative data, I answer policy questions such as “Do retirement savings policies increase total saving for retirement or simply induce shifting across accounts?” and “How is life expectancy related to income and pension savings?”.

I teach Health Economics at the Economics department and Health Economics with Stata at the Public Health department.


Current research

Skill Formation in the Labor Market for Physicians


Selected publications

  1. Published

    Early Career, Life-Cycle Choices, and Gender

    Fadlon, I., Lyngse, Frederik Plesner & Nielsen, Torben Heien, 2020, 25 p. (National Bureau of Economic Research. Working Paper Series; No. 28245).

    Research output: Working paperResearch

  2. Published

    Family Health Behaviors

    Fadlon, I. & Nielsen, Torben Heien, Sep 2019, In: American Economic Review. 109, 9, p. 3162-3191

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

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