CEBI People

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

Asger Lau Andersen

Asger Lau Andersen is Associate Professor 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

Martin Browning

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

Meltem Daysal Meltem Daysal is Associate professor at Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen She is an applied microeconomist whose research lies at the intersection of health and labor economics. Her work is inspired by policy debates concerning the tremendous increase in medical expenditures on the one hand, and the growing body of evidence on rising wealth inequality on the other hand.


E-mail: meltem.daysal@econ.ku.dk
Telephone: 45 35 32 83 47

Jeppe Druedahl

Jeppe Druedahl is Associate professor 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

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

Thomas Høgholm Jørgensen

Thomas Høgholm Jørgensen is Associate 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 Associate 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

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

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

Miriam Wüst

Miriam Wüst is Associate Professor at Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen. Her research revolves around child health and well-being, as well as policies to promote it. In particular, she focuses on the impact of universal health and social policies and their interaction with parental investments. 

Email: miriam.w@econ.ku.dk
Telephone: +45 35 32 13 65 

Core CEBI Members, Junior Researchers

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

Pol Campos-Mercade

Pol Campos-Mercade is a Postdoc at Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen.  He is an applied microeconomist who uses field experiments, lab experiments, and theory to investigate issues related to education and behavioral economics.

E-mail: pcm@econ.ku.dk
Telephone:

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

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

Amalie Sofie Jensen is Asssistant Professor at Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen. Her research interests are in public economics, public policy, and political economy with a focus on taxes and transfers, and determinants of voter policy preferences.

E-mail: asj@econ.ku.dk
Telephone: +45 35 33 13 60

Frederik Plesner Lyngse is Post Doc at Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen. His research uses administrative data to study health economic questions within industrial organization, provider and patient behavior, and the labor market for physicians.

E-mail: fpl@econ.ku.dk

Patrick Moran

Patrick Moran  is Assistant professor at the Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen. He is also a visiting scholar at the Institute for Fiscal Studies. His research lies at the intersection of macroeconomics, applied microeconomics, and public economics, with a particular emphasis on household financial decisions related to consumption, saving, and borrowing.

 E-mail: patrick.moran@econ.ku.dk
Telephone:

Gregers Nytoft Rasmussen

Gregers Nytoft Rasmussen is Postdoc 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

Sarah Sander is Postdoc at the Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen and at University College London. Her research focuses on understanding how early life circumstances, such as universal childcare and parental investments, affect people’s life course and societal inequality.

E-mail: sarah.sander@econ.ku.dk
Telephone: 35 32 72 89

Jakob Egholt Søgaard

Jakob Egholt Søgaard is Assistant professor 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

Benjamin Ly Serena

Benjamin Ly Serena is Postdoc 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

Sonja Settele

Sonja Settele is a Postdoc at the Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen. Her research interests lie in health economics, behavioral economics and political economy. 

E-mail: Sonja.settele@econ.ku.dk
Telephone: 35 33 21 72

T. Wang

Tianyi Wang is Post Doc at the Department of Economics,University of Copenhagen. His primary research fields are health economics, political economy, and economic history, where he has explored how technological innovations affect health and the labor market, as well as the political impacts of the media.

E-mail: Tianyi.wang@econ.ku.dk

Johannes Wohlfart

Johannes Wohlfart is an Assistant professor at the Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen. His research interests lie in household finance, behavioral economics and macroeconomics. In particular, his research focuses on the formation of beliefs and expectations and their role in shaping people's economic behavior. 

E-mail: Johannes.wohlfart@econ.ku.dk
Telephone: 35 33 20 61

Sarah Zaccagni

Sarah Zaccagni is Postdoc at the Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen. Her research lies within Health Economics and Behavioral Economics, with a particular focus on individual preferences, behaviors and choices.

E-mail: Sarah.zaccagni@econ.ku.dk
Telephone: +45 35 33 78 60

CEBI PhD Students

Martin Benedikt Busch

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

Lykke Christensen

Lykke Sterll Christensen is PhD student at the Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen. Her research interests lie within the areas of education, inequality and applied microeconometrics.

E-mail: Lykke.s.christensen@econ.ku.dk
Telephone: 35 32 08 95

Malene Fuglsang

Malene Callesøe Fuglsang is PhD student at Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen. Her research interest lies within public economic, applied microeconometrics and structural modelling.

E-mail: mcf@econ.ku.dk
Telephone: + 45 35 33 55 48

Emil Toft Hansen

Emil Toft Hansen is PhD student at Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen and Danske Bank. His research, studies household finance and consumption with a focus on household debt and consumption loans

E-mail: eth@econ.ku.dk
Telephone: +45 35 32 52 99

Kristoffer Balle Hvidberg

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

Mia Renee Herløv Jørgensen

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

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

Ida Lykke Kristiansen

Ida Lykke Kristiansen is PhD student at the Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen. Her research interests lies witin health economics and early childhood investments.

E-Mail: ilk@econ.ku.dk
Telephone: +45 35 3375 96

Kristian Larsen

Kristian Urup Olesen Larsen is PhD student at the Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen. His research interest lies within applied microeconometrics, health economics and inequality.

E-mail: kuol@econ.ku.dk
Telephone: +45 35 33 42 79

Esteban Garcia-Miralles

Esteban Garcia-Miralles is PhD student at the Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen. His research interest lies within labor and public economics. His research explores topics on economics of ageing, household finance, and program evaluation.

E-mail: egm@econ.ku.dk
Telephone: +45 35 32 42 99

Isabel Skak Olufsen is PhD student at the Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen. Her research interests lie within experimental economics, behavioral economics, and inequality

E-mail: iso@econ.ku.dk
Telephone: 35 32 53 22

Joachim Kahr Rasmussen Joachim Kahr Rasmussen is  PhD student at the Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen. His research interests lies within labor economics, inequality and applied microeconometrics.

E-mail: jkr@econ.ku.dk
Telephone: +45 35 33 62 09

Johan Sæverud

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 35 33 51 87

External CEBI Members

Andrew Caplin

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

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

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

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

Henrik Kleven

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

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

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

Giovanni L. Violante

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

Associated CEBI Members

Anne Ardila Brenøe

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

Katrine Marie Tofthøj Jakobsen is Postdoc at Oxford University. Her research lies within Public Economics, focusing on taxation and inequality.

 Email: kmtj@econ.ku.dk

Daniel Mahler

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

E-mail: dmahler@worldbank.org

Cortnie Shupe

Cortnie Shupe is Economist in th Office of Research at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in Washington, DC.Her research focuses on empirical labor, public and health economics. In particular, she is interested in how publlic policies shape opportunities, incentives and economic choices at the individual and household level. 

E-mail: cas@econ.ku.dk
Telephone: 35 32 65 39

CEBI Administration

Tine Ceccardi

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

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

Iman Maja Elhaj, student assistant
E-mail: iman.elhaj@econ.ku.dk

Research Assistants

Simon Kyllebæk Andersen
E-mail: simon.kyllebaek.andersen@econ.ku.dk
Cecilie Christensen

Cecilie Christensen 
E-mail: c.chr@econ.ku.dk                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Jakob Langager Christensen
E-mail: jakob.langager.christensen@econ.ku.dk

Ida Maria Hartmann

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

Philip Harboesgaard Jensen
E-mail: phje@econ.ku.dk

Julie Uldum Lyhr

Julie Uldum Lyhr
E-mail: july@econ.ku.dk

Mads Anker Nielsen

Mads Anker Nielsen
E-mail: man@econ.ku.dk

Kellie O'Neill

Kellie O'Neill
E-mail: kellieoneill@econ.ku.dk

Jonas Fosaa Wolf
E-mail: jonas.f.wolf@econ.ku.dk

Christoffer Kinttof Øhlenschlæger
christofferko@econ.ku.dk

Magnus Ørberg

Magnus Ørberg
E-mail: magnusoerberg@econ.ku.dk