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Research

Summary

Development economist with extensive experience in survey design, data analysis, policy-oriented research and project coordination. Research interests revolve around labour market issues with a particular focus on regulatory frameworks, employment promotion and informality in the global south. Geographical focus is East Asia (mostly Vietnam) and East Africa (Kenya and Tanzania).

Current Project

Currently involved in a large research project (2016-2020) entitled Informal Worker Organization and Social Protectionwhich is a joint research initiative between Roskilde University, University of Nairobi, Kenya and Mzumbe University in Tanzania. The project is funded by the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Teaching

Currently teaching the courses Political Economy of Development, International Political Economy (bachelor level) and Labour in the Global Economy (masters level). Moreover, supervision of various bachelor projects in International Studies and masters thesis in International Development Studies/Global Studies. 

Censor in economics at Copenhagen University

Other activities

Member of the ESRC/GCRF Strategic Network on Legal Regulation of Unacceptable Forms of Work (UFW): https://www.dur.ac.uk/law/policyengagement/ufw/

Presenter at the UNU-WIDER annual conference, 13th-15th September 2018 in Helsinki. The presentation is available online here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICvh5djZlh4

Regular reviewer for World Development, European Journal of Development Research and the International Labour Review

Undertaking consultancy tasks for the ILO, World Bank and UNU-WIDER

Employment Record

2016 – Present  Post.Doc/Assistant Professor at RUC/ISE

2013 – 2016  Consultant at the International Labour Organization

2015 – 2015  Consultant at the World Bank and UNDP 

2014 – 2016  External lecturer at Danish Institute for Study Abroad

2009 – 2013   PhD student at the University of Copenhagen, Dept. of Economics

2008 – 2009   Researcher at the University of Copenhagen, Dept. of Economics                       

2007 – 2008   Economist at the International Labour Organization                                      

2007 – 2007   Technical officer at CEOSS (NGO), Cairo, Egypt                                             

2003 – 2006   Assistant to the Director at the UN Research Institute for Social Development

2001 – 2003   Researcher at the International Labour Organization 

Education

2009 – 2013   PhD in Economics, Dept. of Economics, University of Copenhagen,                             

2000 – 2001   MSc in International Development, University of Bath, UK

1997 – 2000   BA in Economics, Politics and Philosophy, University of York, UK

Publication network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.

Research Output 2008 2020

Does union membership pay off?

Torm, N., Oct 2019, Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in Vietnam. Rand, J. & Tarp, F. (eds.). Oxford University Press

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

Social protection among Vietnamese SMEs: Implications for firm performance, 2012–16

Torm, N., 16 Sep 2019, ILO, Bangkok: International Labour Organisation.

Research output: Working paperResearchpeer-review

Does union membership pay off? Evidence from Vietnamese SMEs

Torm, N., 4 Jul 2018, Helsinki: UNU-WIDER., (W I D E R. Working Papers, Vol. 71).

Research output: Working paperResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File

Social security and firm performance: The case of Vietnamese SMEs

Lee, S. & Torm, N., 6 Jun 2017, In : International Labour Review. 156, 2, p. 185-212

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Projects 2017 2021

Activities 2017 2019

  • 2 Organisation and participation in conference
  • 2 Participation in workshop, seminar, course

SPIWORK internal team workshop

Nina Torm (Participant), Lone Riisgaard (Participant)
1 Apr 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

5th Nordic Conference on Development Research

Nina Torm (Speaker), Lone Riisgaard (Speaker)
27 Jun 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganisation and participation in conference

6th ILO Conference on Regulating for Decent Work

Nina Torm (Speaker)
8 Jul 201910 Jul 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganisation and participation in conference

SPIWORK project launch workshop

Nina Torm (Participant), Lone Riisgaard (Participant)
9 Oct 201713 Oct 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course