09 January 2019

Research on family health behaviors by Torben Heien Nielsen one of the most important research results in 2018

The research, nominated by professor Emely Oster, Brown University, in Quartz, finds that having a sick family member significantly increases a person’s investments in their own health.

The authors exploit a novel data source to look at how our choices about health care are influenced by what is happening around us—with our family, and even our co-workers. It challenges our standard notion of how people think about their own health behavior choices.


Link to the article in Quartz
Link to the paper
Link to news story at the University of Copenhagen