Helena Skyt Nielsen is a professor of Economics, Aarhus University. Her research primarily concerns education and family economics, and her current projects study family dynamics and school resources among other things. She is a member of the Danish Council for Independent Research | Social Sciences. She is a research fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in Bonn, Germany, and an affiliate with TrygFonden's Centre for Child Research. She serves as an editor-in-chief of Labour Economics. She earned her PhD in Economics from Aarhus University in 1999.