Expert contributions to public policy and discussion have increasingly been prioritized as a core activity. Nowadays, it's expected that faculty members are not only able but also motivated to communicate with a wider audience to a much larger extent than just a few decades ago...
I have written numerous op-ed articles published by leading newspapers. Currently, I'm a columnist at Dagbladet Børsen, the leading financial newspaper in Denmark. Here I mostly write on issues related to the European economy.
I'm also a frequent speaker at a variety of events in Denmark and abroad. And I gladly accept invitations to act as a moderator of panel discussions.
My preferred topics relate to monetary and fiscal integration in Europe, the economic effects of changing demographics, the pension system, and macroeconomic developments more generally.
If I'm biased? Well, I believe in the market mechanism and free trade. I'm also in favour of the welfare state. A big fan of the Scandinavian model. Think of me as purple: this is what you get if you mix blue and red. Yet, I'm agnostic, and see myself as independent.
By the way, I normally decline invitations to appear in interviews on TV - and radio, for that matter. Why? Because I don't like it. Doesn't fit my style. Too much emphasis on one-liners. I strongly prefer the communicative power of the written word. This is my home ground.
Last updated by: Dominik Michael Thomas Rappe 12/08/2020