Torben Heien Nielsen

Torben Heien Nielsen

Associate Professor

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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

Family Health Behaviors. With Itzik Fadlon
Forthcoming in the American Economic Review

Complementarities in Investments and long run returns: Evidence from Historical Records and Administrtive Data. With Miriam Wüst, Miriam Gensowski, Nete Nielsen and Maya Rossin-Slater
Forthcoming in Journal of Health Economics

Economic Resources, Mortality and Inequality.
With Orazio Attanasio
Working Paper

Family Labor Supply Responses to Severe Health Shocks. 
With Itzik Fadlon,

The Effects of Physician prescribing Behaviors on Prescription Drug Use and Labor Supply: Evidence from Movers in Denmark. With Jessica Laird.
Working Paper


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