Øivind Anti Nilsen studied industrial economics at NTH (The Norwegian Institute of Technology) in Trondheim and received his degree in 1988. From 1990-1992 he studied economics at NHH (The Norwegian School of Economics), and received his cand. oecon. degree in 1992. At NHH he also received his doctoral degree in 1998.
Øivind Anti Nilsen has been working at the University of Bergen for several years, but is now working as Professor at NHH. His current research interests include labor economics and applied microeconometrics. Among others he has published in the European Economic Review, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, and Review of Economics and Statistics.
Øivind Anti Nilsen joined IZA as research fellow in May 1999. From August 2006 until June 2007 he stayed at IZA as a Visiting Research Fellow.