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CEBI Management

Claus Thustrup Kreiner

Claus Thustrup Kreiner is Director of CEBI and professor of economics. His main research area is Public Economics. His recent research focuses on wealth inequality, optimal redistribution policy and behavioral responses to public policy. He is co-editor of the Journal of Public Economics.

Email: ctk@econ.ku.dk
Telephone: +45 35 32 30 20

Søren Leth-Petersen

Søren Leth-Petersen is deputy director of CEBI and professor of economics. He does applied research with a primary focus on understanding individual level financial behaviour and decisions about consumption, savings,
and labor supply.

Email:soren.leth-petersen@econ.ku.dk
Telephone: +45 35 32 30 84

David Dreyer Lassen

David Dreyer Lassen is deputy director of CEBI and professor of economics. He works on political economy and social data science. He is a member of the Danish Social Science Research Council and was the 2016 recipient of the Elite Researcher Prize from the Danish Ministry of Research and Education.

Email:david.dreyer.lassen@econ.ku.dk
Telephone: +45 35 32 44 12

Core CEBI members, Senior researchers

Martin Browning is Professor of Economics at Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen. His research interests are applied microeconometrics; the economics of the family; demand and consumption analysis and levering lots of heterogeneity into any empirical micro model.

E-mail: martin.browning@econ.ku.dk /  Martin.Browning@nuffield.ox.ac.uk
Telephone: +45 35 33 30 89 / Mobile, UK: + 44 7447 673 966

Mette Ejrnæs

Mette Ejrnæs is Professor of Economics at Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen. Her work lies within the field of applied micro econometrics and focuses on topics such as unemployment insurance, income/earning processes and consumption with a life cycle framework                 

Email: mette.ejrnes@econ.ku.dk
Telephone: +45 35 32 30 62

Mette Gørtz

Mette Gørtz is Associate Professor of Economics at Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen. Gørtz is also deputy head of Centre for Health Economics and Policy (CHEP). Her research areas are health economics, labour economics, family economics, and applied microeconometrics.

Email: mette.gortz@econ.ku.dk
Phone: +4535323014

Niels Johannesen

Niels Johannesen is Professor MSO of Economics at Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen. Much of his research revolves around tax evasion, including a recent paper on offshore wealth and inequality. A more recent line of research studies households’ financial responses to economic shocks.

Email: niels.johannesen@econ.ku.dk
Telephone: +45 35 32 44 15

Marco Piovesan

Marco Piovesan is Professor MSO of Economics at Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen. His research combines lab and field experiments to study social, time and risk preferences in adults and children.

Email: marco.piovesan@econ.ku.dk
Telephone: +45 35 33 68 72           

Alexander Sebald is Associate Professor of Economics at Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen. His research areas are Behavioral Economics, Psychological Game Theory, Experimental Economics and Contract Theory.

Email: alexander.sebald@econ.ku.dk
Telephone: +45 35 32 44 18  

Core CEBI members, Junior researchers

Asger Lau Andersen is Assistant Pofessor at Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen. His work focuses on the financial and economic behavior of individual households, with a particular emphasis on decisions about consumption, borrowing and saving. He also does research in political economics.

Email: asger.lau.andersen@econ.ku.dk
Telephone: +45 35 33 31 33

Simon Boserup

Simon Boserup is Assistant Professor and data manager at Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen. His research in public economics focuses on questions within taxation, tax evasion, inequality, and intergenerational mobility.

Email: shb@econ.ku.dk                  
Telephone: 45 35 32 32 58

Jeppe Druedahl is postdoc at Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen. His research lies in the intersection of macroeconomic questions, microeconomic data and computational methods. He has a special focus on consumption-saving behavior.

Email: jeppe.druedahl@econ.ku.dk
Telephone: +45 35 32 44 25

Miriam Gensowski

Miriam Gensowski is Assistant Professor at Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen. She is IZA Research Affiliate, and part of the HCEO network. She is interested in the role of human capital, including socio-emotional skills, in explaining inequality in educational and labor market outcomes.

Email: miriam.gensowski@econ.ku.dk
Telephone: +45 35 32 30 36

Christina Gravert is Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen.
Her research focuses on understanding how preferences and beliefs affect decision making and on designing optimal behavioral policies. She studies these questions through field and laboratory experiments.

E-mail: cag@econ.ku.dk
Telephone: +45 35 33 47 82

Thomas Høgholm Jørgensen

Thomas Høgholm Jørgensen is Assistant Professor at Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen. His primary interests are the dynamics of household behavior, computational methods and applied microeconometrics.

Email: thomas.h.jorgensen@econ.ku.dk
Telephone: +45 35 32 39 94

Torben Heien Nielsen

Torben Heien Nielsen is Assistant Professor at Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen. His research uses administrative micro-data to understand interactions between households’ economic choices and health behaviors. His work is featured in QJE, AEJ: Applied and Health Economics.

Email: thn@econ.ku.dk
Telephone: +45 35 32 30 25

Gregers Nytoft Rasmussen is post doc at Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen. He combines data from Internet-based economic experiments with administrative data to study how experimentally elicited preferences relate to real-life behavior such as saving, debt behavior, and insurance choice.

Email: gregers.nytoft.rasmussen@econ.ku.dk
Telephone: +45 35 32 38 70

Jakob Egholt Søgaard is postdoc at Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen. His research lies in the core areas of public and labor economics with focus on taxation, labor supply optimization frictions and inequality.

Email: jes@econ.ku.dk
Telephone: +45 31 32 65 41

CEBI PhD students

Martin Benedikt Busch is PhD student at Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen. His research lies within Behavioral and Experimental Economics with a focus on Network Experiments and Network Theory.

E-mail: mbb@econ.ku.dk
Telephone: +45 35 32 68 16

Felix Døssing is PhD at Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen. He has a background in psychology and studies subjects such as paternalism and paternalistic behavior, how to evaluate welfare effects in a behavioral context as well as charitablegiving and the origins of altruism.

E-mail: fsd@econ.ku.dk
Telephone: +45 35 33 42 83

Kristoffer Balle Hvidberg is PhD student at Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen. His research interests lies within applied microeconometrics, education and financial behavior.

Email: kristoffer.balle.hvidberg@econ.ku.dk
Telephone: +45 35 33 09 22

Katrine Marie Tofthøj Jakobsen is PhD student at Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen. Her research lies within Public Economics, focusing on taxation and inequality.

 Email: kmtj@econ.ku.dk

Emil Bjerre Jensen is PhD student at Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen.

Email: ebj@econ.ku.dk
Telephone: +45 35 32 80 53

Mia Renee Herløv Jørgensen is PhD student at Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen. Her research interests lie within the areas of public economics, inequality, and applied microeconometrics. 

Email:mia.joergensen@econ.ku.dk
Telephone: +45 35 33 34 10

Esteban Garcia Miralles is PhD student at the Department of Economics. University of Copenhagen He is interested in Health and Public Economics. His current research focuses on the identification of individuals’ behavioral responses to changes in their expectations (e.g. life expectancy, inheritances,…) and on behaviorally driven health inequalities.  

E-mail: egm@econ.ku.dk
Telephone: +45 35 33 42 99

NickFabrin Nielsen

Nick Fabrin Nielsen is PhD student at Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen. His empirical research focuses on savings behavior, retirement and health and the effects of childhood events on immediate and subsequent economic conditions.

Email: nick.fabrin.nielsen@econ.ku.dk
Telephone: +45 35 33 75 74

Benjamin Ly Serena

Benjamin Ly Serena is PhD student at Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen. His research interests include Public Economics, Health Economics, Health Inequality, and Mental Health Policy.

Email: benjamin.ly.serena@econ.ku.dk
Telephone: +45 35 33 75 75

Adam Sheridan is PhD student at Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen and Danske Bank. His research studies banks and households, with a particular focus on credit, consumption and saving.

Email: adam.sheridan@econ.ku.dk
Telephone: +45 35 33 14 22

Johan Sæverud is PhD student at Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen. His research uses micro data to describe labor market behaviour, and computational methods to build structural models.

Email: js@econ.ku.dk 
Telephone: 45 33 51 87

Helene Willadsen is a PhD student at the Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen. Her empirical research focuses on the development of preferences  such as risk, time, and social preferences.

Email: hw@econ.ku.dk
Telephone
: +45 35 33 50 23

External CEBI members

Anne Ardila Brenøe is Assistant Professor at University of Zurich. Her research is within applied microeconomics with focus on education and labor economics. In particular, she is interested in how childhood conditions and experiences affect human capital developement.

E-mail: anne.brenoe@econ.uzh.ch

Andrew Caplin is Silver Professor of Economics and Director of Scientific Agenda of the HUMAN project at New York University. Caplin does research within a bread range of topics, e.g. rational inattention, the economics of aging, and the development of survey methods including strategic survey questions.

Thomas Epper is Assistant Professor at University of Zürich and at University of St. Gallen, School of Economics and Political Sciences. His research interests lies within applied microeconomics, decision theory, microeconometrics, and experimental economics.

Email: thomas.epper@econ.uzh.ch
Telephone:  +41 44 634 36 99

Ernst Fehr is professor of Economics and Director of the UBS International Center of Economics in Society at University of Zürich. His work is a combination of game theoretic tools with experimental methods and the use of insights from economics, social psychology, sociology, biology and neuroscience for a better understanding of human social behavior.

Email: ernst.fehr@econ.uzh.ch
Telephone: +41 44 634 37 09

Helga Fehr-Duda is Professor of Decision Theory and Experimental Decision Research and Programme director in Banking und Finance at University of Zürich. Her work focuses on modeling, measuring and estimating individual preferences over risk and delay. A recent research interest characterize the majority of real-world decisions: the interactions between risk and time.

Email: rhef.agleh@bf.uzh.ch
Telephone: +41 44 634 54 36  

Amalie Sofie Jensen is a postdoc at Princeton University. She works in public economics with a focus on taxation, social insurance, and behavior related to housing and savings. She also works in political economy with a focus on how people form preferences over economic policies.

Email: ajensen@princeton.edu
Telephone: +1 650 304 9045

Henrik Kleven is professor of Economics at Princeton University. Kleven's research combines empirical evidence and economic theory to show ways of designing more effective government policies. His work on tax and transfer policy has had policy impact in both developed and developing countries.

Email: Kleven@princeton.edu
Telephone: +1 609-986-6890  

José Luis-Peydró is ICREA Professor of Economics, University of Pompeu Fabra

Email: jose.peydro@upf.edu
Telephone: +34 93 542 1756

Daniel Mahler is a YP at the World Bank in Washington D.C.

E-mail: dmahler@worldbank.org

Giovanni L. Violante is Professor of Economics at Princeton University. His research is within macro economics, labor economics, and public finance.

CEBI Administration

CEBI Administrator is Tine Ceccardi. She has several years of experience from the departmental administration. She has collaborated closely with the CEBI management on administrative tasks related to the Economic Policy Research Network (EPRNEPRU ) and Laboratory for Experimental Economics (CEE).

Email: tine.ceccardi@econ.ku.dk
Telephone: +45 35 32 30 02

Pernille Bang is data Manager at CEBI and Department of Economics. She advices on data options and bridges the collaboration with Research Services at Statistics Denmark.

Email: Pernille.Bang@econ.ku.dk

Telephone: +45 35 33 72 95

Research assistants

Anne Marie Krogsgaard Andersen
E-mail: amka@econ.ku.dk

Hjalte Fejerskov Boas
E-mail: hfb@econ.ku.dk

Jakob Jul Elben
E-mail: jje@econ.ku.dk

Ida Maria Hartmann
E-mail: imh@econ.ku.dk

Kristian Urup Olesen Larsen
E-mail: kuol@econ.ku.dk

Isabel Skak Olufsen
E-mail: iso@econ.ku.dk

Therese Waalen Sandberg
E-mail: tws@econ.ku.dk