Hej, my name is Nick!

I’m a PhD student working with Scandinavian economic history at Lund University in Sweden. I previously worked as an economist and strategic adviser within government in Australia, before moving to Denmark in 2018 to undertake a master’s degree in economics.

Academic interests

  • long-term economic growth and productivity
  • economic history
  • macroeconomic theory

Current project

I’m attached to a research project on human capital acquisition across Denmark, Norway and Sweden during the period 1880-1920. The project uses individual-level records to track the background, education and work experience of students to better understand changes in employers’ demands for worker skills during a period of significant economic development.

The project is funded by Handelsbanken Research Foundation.


School’s out

Across much of the world, one of the initial responses to the covid-19 pandemic was to close schools. WIth the virus still circulating, many jurisdictions continue to grapple with the question of when and how to resume physical classes. Much of the political debate is focused on the health risks. Many are understandably concerned about …


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