Research Centres, Department of Economics – University of Copenhagen

Research Centres

To focus research efforts and to contribute to the Department's aim to be at the European research frontier in selected fields, research centres have been developed as an integrated part of the Department.

Behavioral Economics and Labor Market Performance

The main goal of the research unit is to exploit new insights from psychology and behavioral economics to improve labor market prospects of individuals, functioning of labor market policy and overall labor market performance.

Centre for Applied Microeconometrics (CAM)

The centre supports research in all areas of applied microeconometrics. Particular emphasis is paid to research into the economic behaviour and the welfare of households, labour market issues and the development of panel data methods.

Centre for Computational Economics (CCE)

As CCE researchers we are interested in structural micro-econometrics and computational economics. We  focus on the computational challenges in economics generally, but particular emphasis is paid to research on structural estimation of dynamic games and dynamic programming models.

Centre for Economic Behavior and Inequality (CEBI)

CEBI aims to address the role of behavior in generating inequality and the underlying sources of such behavioral inequality. We exploit the globally unique Danish data research infrastructure to combine population administrative registers on individuals’ choices and outcomes with information about their behavioral characteristics obtained from large-scale controlled experiments and large-scale surveys.

Centre for Experimental Economics (CEE)

CEE uses experiments as an important tool of research in economics. Experiments serve to analyze a broad range of economic decisions. Participants in an experiment may, for example, buy and sell a good on a market or make investment decisions.

Centre for Health Economics and Policy (CHEP)

CHEP is a cross faculty centre at the University of Copenhagen. CHEP consists of resarchers from Economics, Public Health and Political Science. Research themes within CHEP include  comparative health systems analysis, the relationship between health and economics, health policy analysis, prioritization, technology assessment, public-private collaboration, and the use of incentives to promote healthy life style choices.

Copenhagen Centre for Social Data Science

New types of data, in particular digital data, is flooding the social sciences. The broad catchphrase for the analysis of such data is ‘data science’. The Faculty of Social Sciences wishes to make new, digital forms of data – sometimes collectively known asbig data – and the integration of such data with social scientific modes of enquiry a priority at the Faculty. We call this integration Social Data Science, and we are now launching an inter-department centre with co-PIs from all five departments.

Development Economics Research Group (DERG)

DERG-researchers focus on development theory and policy in general, as well as specific issues in developing countries.

Econometrics Group

The econometrics group consists of faculty members at the Economics Department with an interest in both applied and theoretical research in macroeconometrics, microeconometrics and financial econometrics.

Economic Policy Research Unit (EPRU)

EPRU's main research fields are public economics, macroeconomic theory and policy, and international economic policy.

Finance Research Unit (FRU)

The research group brings together people with interests in finance (economists, mathematicians, econometricians and financial practitioners) to promote financial research.

Macroeconomics and the Historical Record (MEHR)

The MEHR group focuses on economic growth, and economic history.

Microeconomic Research Unit (MRU)

MRU provides a platform for research and teaching in microeconomics.