Helena Skyt Nielsen


Helena Skyt Nielsen



MA, Aarhus University, 1996
PhD, Aarhus University, 1999

Member of Economics Section
Research Secretaries: Mette Vad Andersen and Susan Stilling

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Helena Skyt Nielsen is a professor at the Department of Economics and Business Economics, Aarhus University. She is also a research fellow at IZA. Helena Skyt Nielsen has served as an editor-in-chief of Labour Economics, as a member of the European Association of Labour Economists and as a member of the Independent Research Fund Denmark | Social Sciences. Currently she is the Director of Graduate Studies and a member of the Danish Economic Councils. Helena Skyt Nielsen’s research areas concerns labor, education, and family economics. She has published her work in journals such as Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Economic Journal, Journal of Human Resources, and Journal of the European Economic Association.



  • Economics of Education
  • Family economics
  • Labour economics
  • Micro economics
  • Applied Microeconometrics



  • Economics of education
  • Family economics
  • Labour economics


Udvalgte publikationer

  • Joensen, J. S. and H. S. Nielsen, Mathematics and Gender: Heterogeneity in Causes and Consequences. Forthcoming in Economic Journal
  • Eriksen, T. L. M., H. S. Nielsen and M. Simonsen (2014), Bullying in Elementary School. Journal of Human Resources 49: 849-871
  • Dalsgaard, S., H. S. Nielsen and M. Simonsen (2014), Consequences of ADHD Medication Use for Children’s Outcomes. Journal of Health Economics 37: 137-151.
  • Nielsen, H. S., T. Sørensen and C. Taber (2010), Estimating the Effect of Student Aid on College Enrollment: Evidence from a Government Grant Policy Reform. American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 2 : 185-215
  • Nielsen, H.S. and M. Svarer (2009), Educational Homogamy: How Much is Opportunities?, Journal of Human Resources, 44: 1066-86
  • Joensen, J. S. and H. S. Nielsen (2009), Is there a Causal Effect of High School Math on Labor Market Outcomes? Journal of Human Resources, 44: 171-198
  • Christiansen, C., J. Joensen, and H. S. Nielsen (2007), The Risk-Return Trade-off in Human Capital Investment. Labour Economics 14: 971-986
  • Rosholm, M., H. S. Nielsen and A. Dabalen (2007), Evaluation of Training in African Enterprises.  Journal of Development Economics 84: 310-329
  • Nielsen, H. S., M. Simonsen and M. Verner (2004), Does the Gap in Family-friendly Policies Drive the Family Gap?  Scandinavian Journal of Economics 26: 721-744


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