Dalen has worked extensively with projects on pharmaceutical markets, including studies of biopharma in European hospitals, generic substitution, and the effect of funding schemes on prescription choices. He is currently participating in a research project on drug shortage, funded by the Norwegian Research Council.
In addition to academic research, Dalen has extensive experience from policy analysis and consulting for ministries and private companies. He is currently the academic lead of a larger review of pharmaceutical spending and policies in Norway, a joint project with Vista Analyse and Ernst & Young for the Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Health and Care Services.
Dalen is serving on the Board of Nye Veier AS, a state-company owned by the Ministry of Transportation and Communication. Nye Veier is responsible of planning, building and maintaining major road infrastructure in Norway.