Helena Skyt Nielsen is a professor at Aarhus University since 2007. She was previously employed as an assistant (1998-2002) and then associate professor (2002-2007) at Aarhus University. Helena Skyt Nielsen received her PhD in Economics from the University of Aarhus in 1999 for the thesis "Human Capital Investment in Zambia". Her contributions are published in Economic Journal, Journal of Human Resources, Journal of Development Economics, International Economic Review and other journals.

Her main area of interest is labour economics with a focus on economics of education and economics of gender and the family.

She joined IZA as a Research Fellow in April 2004.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 11454
published in: Economics of Education Review, 2018, 64, 313-342
IZA Discussion Paper No. 11141
Journal of Public Economics, 2018, 157, 158-183
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9279
published in: Economic Journal, 2017, 127, 1096-1118
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8823
published in: Economics of Education Review, 2015, 45, 1-13
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8208
published in: Journal of Health Economics, 2014, 37, 137-151
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7228
substantially extended version available as IZA DP#9279
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7164
revised version published as 'Mathematics and Gender: Heterogeneity in Causes and Consequences' in: Economic Journal, 2016, 126, 1129-1163