Contact Information

Department of Economics

University of Copenhagen

Øster Farimagsgade 5, building 26

1353 Copenhagen K, Denmark





I am a Post-Doctoral researcher at the Department of Economics at University of Copenhagen

Research Interests

My research interests are Corporate Governance, Labor Economics and Household Economics


CEO Education and Corporate Environmental Footprint - Joint work with Mario D. Amore, Birthe Larsen, and Morten Bennedsen

Journal of Environmental Economics and Management

  • Existing studies have shown, for instance, that firms with better management and corporate governance systems have superior environmental efficiency than badly managed companies. In this study, we take a different position on this and analyze the importance of management characteristics for a firm’s environmental performance. Specifically, our contribution is to study the relationship between energy efficiency and CEO educational level.

Working Papers

Does the Timing of First Childbirth Matter? New Approach on Danish Register Data

(SSRN LINK) - (Revise and Resubmit: Labour Economics)

  • In this study I investigate whether the long-term socioeconomic problems experienced by young mothers are a reflection of pre-existing disadvantages or a consequence of the childbearing timing? The purpose is furthermore to observe whether a new combination of the best practices of earlier studies on the subject can serve as a better estimation method.

Gender Family Earnings Gap Revisited: A Household or a Labor Market Problem?


  • I compare income and wage trajectories of women to those of their partner before and after becoming parents. I then compare within- and across-couple gaps for women in opposite and same-sex households. Since same-sex couples by definition do not experience sex-specific comparative advantages at work or at home, the changes in intra household earnings due to parenthood must be based on other factors than the intra household gender differences. Comparing the dynamics upon adopting a child in opposite and same-sex couples will identify to what extent the gender compared to non-gendered factors determine the observed gender inequality in the child penalty.

Work in Progress

Child Penalty: Mom and Dad Can You Help?

(Sole authored)

CEO Characteristics and the Firms’ Working Environment

(Joint work with Mario D. Amore, Morten Bennedsen and Birthe Larsen)

Hiring in Denmark - Keeping Your Friends Close

(Joint work with Luca Paolo Merlino, Max Friedrich Steinhardt, and Stefano Banfi)


2019 Society of Labor Economists (SOLE), Conference 2019, Arlington, USA2018 Labor and Economic Policy Seminar, Paris School of Economics2017 2nd Conference on Climate Change Model, University of Oxford2017 Review of Finance Shanghai Green Finance Conference2017 Columbia Business School Internal Seminar2016 Copenhagen Education Network Fall Workshop2016 31st Annual Congress of EEA - Geneva2016 International Conference on Business, Policy and Sustainability2016 Copenhagen Educational Network Spring Workshop2016 38th Symposium in Applied Statistics2015 DGPE Annual Workshop (Danish Graduate Program in Economics)2015 NHH, Norwegian School of Economics, Summer Workshop2014 DGPE Annual Workshop (Danish Graduate Program in Economics)2013 Seminar Speaker at the Rockwool Foundation Research Unit



-Philosophy of Science, Copenhagen Business School, Lecturer, Business Administration and Communication, Fall 2016 and Fall 2017 (4,7*)-Microeconomics, Copenhagen Business School, Lecturer, International Business and Politics, Fall 2017


-Microeconomics, Copenhagen Business School, TA, International Business (4,8-4,9*)-Microeconomics, Copenhagen Business School, TA, Business Administration and Law, Fall 2011, Fall 2013, and Fall 2014. Business Administration and Communication, Fall 2015 (4,5-4,7*)-Statistics, Copenhagen Business School, TA, Business Administration, Fall 2011 and Spring 2012 (4,9*)-Macroeconomics, Copenhagen Business School, TA, International Business, Spring 2014, International Business and Politics, Spring 2014, Business Administration and Law, Spring 2015 (4,2-4,7*) -*Students evaluation, on a scale 0-5


2014- PhD., Economics, Copenhagen Business School (expected finishing April 2019)2018- Visiting Scholar at Paris School of Economics, Paris, France2016-2017: Visiting Scholar at Columbia University, New York, USA2015: Visiting PhD at INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France2011-2014: M.Sc. in Economics (cand.polit), University of Copenhagen2012-2013: Visiting graduate student at La Sorbonne, Paris 1 and Paris School of Economics, France2009: Summer School in Corporate Finance at London School of Economics, UK2007-2010: B.Sc. in Economics, University of Copenhagen



Information udråber demokratiske virksomheder til succes på mangelfuldt grundlag. Detektor - Danmarks Radio. 21.03.2019


Live TV panel discussion on "the yellow jersey" and the French economy and politics. Deadline DR213.12.2018Velstanden, der udeblev. Weekendavisen 09.11.2018Klassekampen, der forsvandt. Weekendavisen 06.04.2018Penge er tæt forbundet til vores følelser. Jyllands Posten 18.09.2018


Økonomien Jalousi, Atlas Book Magazine 01.11.2017En guide til Trumponomics, Ræson 07.02.2017Podcast: Trumps USA, Ræson 10.02.2017 Det man tænker er man selv, Atlasa 24.04.2017


Husk på hvad SU'en i virkeligheden handler om, Berlingske 10.10.2016 p. 36 Kan det amerikanske demokrati rejse sig fra valgkampens aske?, Ræson 02.11.2016Globalisternes tabte dagsorden, Ræson 05.12.2016Den (u)rokkelige sandhed: Videnskab er ikke endegyldig, Videnksab.dk 03.09.2016


Velkommen til produktionsuniversitetet, Information 9.3.2015 p. 17


2017: CBS Centenary PhD-Prize - Given to the most talented PhDs at Copenhagen Business School (420,000 DKK approximately 65,000 USD )


2018: Augustinus Fonden – Travel Grant2016: Aage & Johanne Louis-Hansen Fond – Travel Grant, Knud Højgaards Fond – Travel Grant, Otto Mønsted Fond – Travel Grant, Oticon Fond – Travel Grant, Otto Mønsted Fond – Conference Support2012: Nordea Fond – Master Student Travel Grant


Books: 2018: Academic advisor of content of the childrens book on economics "Den store pengebog", Berlingske Media Forlag. 28.08.2018Talks: 2017: “Økonomiens Hemmeligheder” – Atlas og Absalon Talks (The Secrets of Economics)

Professional Experience

2014-2014: Consultant at the Centre of Economics and Business Research (CEBR) at the Department of Economics, Copenhagen Business School2011-2014: Research assistant at the Centre of Economics and Business Research (CEBR) at the Department of Economics, Copenhagen Business School Research assisted on following publications: Peer-reviewed research: -Malchow-Møller, N., Munch, J.R, Seidelin, C.A. & Skaksen, J.R. (2013). ‘Immigrant Workers and Farm Performance: Evidence from Matched Employer-Employee Data’, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, vol. 95(4), pp. 819-841. Books: -Daley, D., Jacobsen, R.H., Lange, A.M, Sørensen, A., & Walldorf, J. (2014). ‘Private and Social Costs of ADHD: Cost Analysis’, University Press of Southern Denmark, Odense. -Daley, D., Jacobsen, R.H., Lange, A.M, Sørensen, A., & Walldorf, J. (2014). ‘Private and social Methodology and Econometric Challenges’, Rockwool Foundation Research Unit, University Press of Southern Denmark, Odense. Skaksen, J.R, Malchow-Møller, N. Much, J.R. (2011), ‘Danmarks Kvalifikationsbalance’, Rockwool Foundation Research Unit, Gyldendal, Copenhagen.2010-2011: Junior Consultant at the Political and Economic Secretariat at the Danish Parliament2008-2010: Junior Analyst at Berlingske Media