Associate professor, research and development
Department of Political Science, Study Council
Øster Farimagsgade 5, 1353 København K, Building: 8.2.14
Niels-Henrik Topp holds a MA-degree in economics. From University of Copenhagen 1977. I have been employed as a research fellow and assistant/associate professor at the Department of Economics (1977- 1987) and the Department of Political Science (1987 until nov. ) I have in the period 1981-1982 been research fellow at The Danish Cryolite Company Øresund,
In 1987 I was awarded the Doctoral Degree in Economics (dr.econ.) by my Alma Mater on the basis of a thesis on the development of the fiscal ideas in Denmark from 1930 to 1945. In the thesis I combine the purely history of economic theory aspects with the Danish economic-historical context.
I have subsequently published a number of qualitative studies on the fiscal effects and on the Danish unemployment rates in the 1930s. Alongside my research in the history of economic thought, I have conducted extensive research in the industrial exploitation of the mineral Cryolite from Greenland between 1856 and 1990.
In recent years I have made special studies of the Danish economist Jens Warming's contributions to macroeconomics and fishing economy. Besides, I have, in collaboration with Professor Michael Møller (CBS) studied Danish banking and credit association's history.