I'm a professor of economics at Copenhagen Business School (CBS). I'm also director of the CBS-based Pension Research Centre, PeRCent; I'm chairman of the scientific council at Bruegel, the Brussels-based think-tank; and I'm a member of the Systemic Risk Council in Denmark.
Before joining CBS, I held positions at the University of Southern Denmark and the University of Copenhagen. Moreover, I have served as head of the Division of Economic Analysis within the Danish Ministry of Economic and Business Affairs.
Academia hasn't always been my career anchor. In fact, at a young age I went to agricultural college. My goal was to become an owner-occupier, owning and working at my own farm after a generational take-over of my parents' farm in Jutland. However, I changed my plans: I wanted to become an economist. You can read more about what motivated me
I went to high school, with a specialisation in mathematics and physics. Later I graduated with a cand. oecon. degree (MSc in Economics and Management) from the University of Aarhus, an MA (Econ) degree from the University of Manchester, and I earned my PhD (Econ) degree from the London Business School. Throughout, international macroeconomics has been my key interest.
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