Research Centres

We develop research centres as an integrated part of the Department. This is to focus research efforts and to contribute to the Department's aim to be at the European research frontier in selected fields.

Applied Economics (AE)

AE is a group of researchers at the Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen, who work on applied economic topics within trade, growth, history, micro, and urban.

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 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 studies the role of behavior in generating inequality and the underlying sources of 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.

Copenhagen Centre for Social Data Science (SODAS)

Social Data Science is Faculty of Social Sciences' integration of digital data (sometimes collectively known as big data) with social scientific modes of enquiry. This inter-departmental center has co-PIs from all five departments of the faculty.

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.

Fambuss: The Impact of Family Assets on Corporate Structures and Outcomes

Ownermanaged and family enterprises are the most common types of corporations in the world and differ significantly from non-family enterprises in organizational form, firm dynamics and corporate performance. Niels Bohr Professor Morten Bennedsen, is the first to develop a systematic approach to identify and measure a broad set of family assets.

Finance Research Unit (FRU)

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

Microeconomic Research Unit (MRU)

MRU provides a platform for research and teaching in microeconomics.