Eskil Heinesen

Eskil Heinesen

Research Professor

MSc in Economics, PhD

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Research areas


Health economics, education, labour market.



“The effects of parental union dissolution on children’s test scores” (with Mathilde Lund Holm and Peter Fallesen). Rockwool Foundation Research Unit, Study Paper No. 185 (January 2023).


“Instrumental variables with unordered treatments: Theory and evidence from returns to fields of study” (with Christian Hvid, Lars Kirkebøen, Edwin Leuven and Magne Mogstad). NBER Working Paper 30574, 2022.


“Vocational versus general upper secondary education and earnings” (with Elise Stenholt Lange), Journal of Human Resources, published ahead of print, May 9, 2022.

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“Another look at returns to birthweight” (with Shiko Maruyama), Journal of Health Economics, 2020, 70: 102269.


“Employment, occupational mobility and job skills of cancer survivors” (with Susumu Imai and Shiko Maruyama), Journal of Health Economics, 2018, 58: 151-175.


“Admission to higher education programmes and student educational outcomes and earnings – evidence from Denmark”, Economics of Education Review, 2018, 63: 1-19.


“Evaluating the impact of a school-based health intervention using a randomized field experiment” (with Jane Greve), Economics and Human Biology 2015, 18: 41-56.


“The efficiency of educational production: A comparison of the Nordic countries with other OECD countries” (with Peter Bogetoft and Torben Tranæs). Economic Modelling 2015, 50: 310-321.


“How does Public Service Motivation among teachers affect student performance in schools?” (with Lotte Bøgh Andersen and Lene Holm Pedersen), Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory 2014, 24 (3): 651-671.


“Effects of breast and colorectal cancer on labour market outcomes – average effects and educational gradients” (with Christophe Kolodziejczyk), Journal of Health Economics 2013, 32 (6): 1028-1042.


“The effect of job loss due to plant closure on mortality and hospitalization” (with Martin Browning), Journal of Health Economics 2012, 31: 599-616.


“Estimating class-size effects using within-school variation in subject-specific classes”, Economic Journal 2010, 120 (June): 737-760.