Short CV/Education and training

Academic work experience and affiliations:

  • 2005 – 2008
    Assistant Professor, Dep. of Economics and Business, Aarhus University

  • Since 2008
    Associate Professor (with tenure), Dep. of Economics and Business, Aarhus University

  • 2009
    IZA research fellow

  • Since 2012
    Senior key researcher and Deputy Director, Centre for Integrated Register-based Research at AU

Main visits abroad:

  • 2003 – 2004
    Visiting Scholar, Stanford University (Edward J. Vytlacil)

  • 2004
    Visiting Scholar, University of Maryland (Seth Sanders) (Feb., Aug. – Nov.)

  • 2006
    Visiting Scholar, University of Michigan (Jeffrey A. Smith)(Sept. – Dec.)

Selected publications

  • Kvist, A. P., H. S. Nielsen and M. Simonsen (2013): The Importance of Children's ADHD for Parents' Relationship Dissolution and Labor Supply. Social Science and Medicine 83, 30-38.

  • Marianne Simonsen (2010): Price of High Quality Day Care and Female Employment. Scandinavian Journal of Economics 112, 570-594.

  • Nabanita Datta Gupta and Marianne Simonsen (2010): Non-Cognitive Child Outcomes and Universal High Quality Child Care. Journal of Public Economics 94, 30-42.

  • Azeem M. Shaikh, Marianne Simonsen, Edward J. Vytlacil, and Nese Yildiz (2009): A Specification Test for the Propensity Score using its Distribution Conditional on Participation. Journal of Econometrics 151, 33-46.

  • Marianne Simonsen and Lars Skipper (2006): The Costs of Motherhood: An Analysis Using Matching Estimators. Journal of Applied Econometrics, vol. 21(7), pp. 919-934.

  • Helena Skyt Nielsen, Marianne Simonsen, and Mette Verner (2004): Does the Gap in Family Friendly Policies Drive the Family Gap? Scandinavian Journal of Economics, vol. 106(4), pp. 721-744.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Long-term consequences of ADHD medication for children's human capital development (with Søren Dalsgaard and Helena Skyt Nielsen)

  • Demand for prescription drugs (with Lars Skipper and Niels Skipper)

  • School starting age and crime (with Rasmus Landersø and Helena Skyt Nielsen)

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of national advisory board for register-based research (Det Koordinerende Organ for Registerforskning; KOR).

  • Member of the Ministry of Education's Committee on Re-organization and Strengthening of Danish Register-based Research.

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Soft Skills

  • Jan. 2011 – Aug. 2011: Maternity leave

  • Aug. 2007 – Feb. 2008: Maternity leave


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