Mette Gørtz

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Associate professor

Phone: 23014 / 23812363
Personal Homepage

Office location:
26.2.23: Bygning 26, 2. sal

Biographic information

Born 1967. Cand. polit (M.Sc. econ), University of Copenhagen, 1993
Economist, Statistics Denmark, 1993-95
Danish Economic Council, 1995-1999
Special advisor, Ministry of Economics and Business Affairs, 1999-2003
Ph.D. student, University of Copenhagen and University of Michigan, 2003-06
Research programme director and senior researcher / researcher, AKF - Danish Institute of Governmental Research, 2006-10
Head of centre and senior researcher, SFI – Danish National Centre for Social Research, 2010-2012
Associate professor, Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen, 2012-
Head of Studies, Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen, 2013-


Fall 2012: Family Economics.

Research interests

Microeconometrics, health economics, family economics, labour economics, ageing, time use.

Selected publications

Browning, Martin, Mette Gørtz and Søren Leth-Petersen (2013): Housing Wealth and Consumption: A Micro Panel Study. Economic Journal, 123(568):401-428.

Gørtz, Mette, and Elvira Andersson (forthcoming): Child-to-Teacher Ratio and Daycare Teacher Sickness Absenteeism. Accepted for publication in Health Economics.

Spending Time and Money within the Household (with Martin Browning). Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 2012, 114(3):681–704

Assessing the Effectiveness of Guided Preparation for New Venture Creation: Theory and Practice (with Gabriel Pons Rotger and David Storey). Journal of Business Venturing, 2012, 27(4):506-521

Early Retirement in the Day-Care Sector: The Role of Working Conditions and Health. European Journal of Ageing, 2012, 9(3):187-198

Last updated: September 2013