Contact Information

Department of Economics
Copenhagen Business School
Porcelænshaven 16A 3.36
2000 Frederiksberg, Denmark

Email: pr.eco[at]cbs.dk
Staff website: cbs.dk/en/staff/prcebr
I am a Ph.D. Fellow at the Department of Economics at Copenhagen Business School 
 -(Currently visiting Paris School of Economics from Februar 2018 to September 2018)

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

Working Papers

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

(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.

“CEO Education and Corporate Environmental Footprint"     -Joint work with Birthe Larsen, Mario D. Amore and Morten Bennedsen
         (Revise and Resubmit: Journal of Environmental Economics and Management)
         (SSRN link)

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. 

Work in Progress

"Gender Gap Revisited: Gender Discrimination at Work or at Home?"
Women’s wages decrease relative to men’s after having children. The question is why. Are employers discriminating against mothers? Or is it, to a larger degree, due to intra household decisions, where parents take on gender stereotypical roles after the childbirth? I look at the diff-in-diff between heterosexual and homosexual couples, pre and post adoption. I can thus evaluate, whether it is the gender that drives the discrimination at the job and at home or whether it is other confounding factors such         as income or education that are decisive for the gender gap.

"Child Penalty: Mom and Dad Can You Help?"
I look at the importance of grandparents, which is based on the idea that grandparents are helping their children with household production to a significant degree. This is done in two dimensions. First, how parents’ earnings are affected by their parents being alive or deceased. Second, if they are alive, to what extend geographical proximity of residence is of importance. Studying the full population of Danish parents from 1986 to 2014, I find that grandparents have a significant and positive effect on the         mothers’ earnings, and no effect on the fathers’.        

CEO Characteristics and Working Environment"
Looking at whether CEO characteristics have any impact on the firm’s work environment. (Joint work with Morten Bennedsen, Birthe Larsen and Mario D. Amore)

 Home Bias in Corporate Governance
Do CEOs hire people that look like themselves? Do people with similar upbringing, gender, education, religion as the CEOs have it easier and is it productive or counterproductive to have a homogenous workforce? Looking at firms’ hiring and firing                decisions in the aftermath of exogenous shocks. (Joint work with Tobin Hanspal).


2018 Labor and Economic Policy Seminar, Paris School of Economics
2017 2nd Conference on Climate Change Model, University of Oxford
2017 Review of Finance Shanghai Green Finance Conference
2017 Columbia Business School Internal Seminar
2016 Copenhagen Education Network Fall Workshop
2016 31st Annual Congress of EEA - Geneva
2016 International Conference on Business, Policy and Sustainability
2016 Copenhagen Educational Network Spring Workshop
2016 38th Symposium in Applied Statistics
2015 DGPE Annual Workshop (Danish Graduate Program in Economics)
2015 NHH, Norwegian School of Economics, Summer Workshop
2014 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, 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 2018)
2018-            Visiting Scholar at Paris School of Economics, Paris, France
2016-2017:    Visiting Scholar at Columbia University, New York, USA
2015:             Visiting PhD at INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France
2011-2014:    M.Sc. in Economics (cand.polit), University of Copenhagen
2012-2013:    Visiting graduate student at La Sorbonne, Paris 1 and Paris School of Economics, France
2009:             Summer School in Corporate Finance at London School of Economics, UK
2007-2010:    B.Sc. in Economics, University of Copenhagen


Velstanden, der udeblev. Weekendavisen 09.11.2018
Klassekampen, der forsvandt. Weekendavisen 06.04.2018
Penge er tæt forbundet til vores følelser. Jyllands Posten 18.09.2018

Økonomien Jalousi, Atlas Book Magazine 01.11.2017
En guide til Trumponomics, Ræson 07.02.2017
Podcast: 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  02.11.2016
Globalisternes tabte dagsorden, Ræson 05.12.2016
Den (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 Grant
2016: 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 Support
2012: Nordea Fond – Master Student Travel Grant

Public Lectures
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 School
2011-2014:    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.


      -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 Parliament
2008-2010:    Junior Analyst at Berlingske Media