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I am on the 2022-23 economics job market and will be available for interviews at 2022 EJME

I am an Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics and Business Economics at Aarhus University. My research is in the intersection of household finance and macroeconomics, where I use micro-data to study consumption, stock market investments, housing and mortgages.

You can find a list of resources that are useful for being a researcher here, what you might call the hidden curriculum. These are the things that are not usually taught in a PhD program but that are essential to conducting research. This includes material on improving writing skills, how to organize a project, how to present your work, and lots of other practical issues. You can also look at a small presentation for PhD students that summarizes my thinking a bit.

I also helped launch and create a course in financial literacy for immigrants (in Swedish) at www.finanskurs.se. You can read more about the course in English here

If you have any links that would be useful for PhD students or junior researchers, please let me know!

Contact information

claes.backman@econ.au.dk