PhD Students – University of Copenhagen

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Ludvig S C Petersen Wier

Ludvig S C Petersen Wier

PhD fellow

Currently a Visiting Scholar at UC, Berkeley

Research areas:

Development economics, International taxation, Profit shifting within multinational enterprises 

Current research question:

  • Is profit shifting and base erosion a particular problem in developing countries?
  • Are anti-profit shifting instruments being used to profit shift?


Lectures: "Advanced Development Economics: Micro Aspects" (Graduate course)

Seminar: "Taxation & Development" (Graduate course)

Tutorials: Principles of Economics A (microeconomics), Principles of Economics B (macroeconomics), Growth & Development and Micro C (game theory) 

Dissemination and other qualifications:

I co-authored and starred in the danish TV show "Økonomi for Dummies" (Economics for Dummies). Have since acted as a translator on difficult economic issues in TV and radio.

I am the founder and chairman of Økonomer Uden Grænser (Economists Without Borders). An organization that offer free economic consultancy to charitable organisations and projects. The ongoing projects in Copenhagen currently employs 25 active volunteers associated with EWB. In addition, the organization house more than a thousand supportive members and is expanding to Oxford.

Prizes and Awards

Won the Zeuthen award for the best master thesis in economics: “The Game of International Hide and Seek – Introducing a new approach to estimate profit shifting”

Won the BCG prize for the second best bachelor project in economics: “Is the Green Box Yellow and WTO Colorblind? - an investigation of the production effects from a decoupled lump sum subsidy”



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