Macroeconomic Research Group

In the Macroeconomics Research Group, we conduct research within all macroeconomic areas from theoretical and empirical perspectives. This includes business cycles and stabilization policies, consumption-saving behavior, labor markets, firm dynamics, international macroeconomics, economic growth and innovation, information and expectations, and computational methods.




Group members share a common interest in developing structural economic models and confronting them with data. In addition to standard macroeconomic data sources, we devote special attention to research using rich Danish microdata on households and firms.

We are a young and growing research group with many PhD students. We have weekly seminars with international speakers. Together with the macroeconomics research groups at the Danish Central Bank and Copenhagen Business School, we organize bi-monthly workshops with both external and internal speakers. Inside the department, we work together with experts in microeconometrics from the Center for Economic Behavior and Inequality (CEBI), labor economists from the CoLab, and computational economists from the Centre for Computational Economics (CCE).

We teach and supervise activities in macroeconomics at all academic levels, from economic principles over computational methods to heterogeneous agent models. We have strong connections to Danish policymakers, including in the Ministry of Finance and the Central Bank, where some of us have visiting or supervising roles.























Nordic Summer Symposium in Macroeconomics 2024

The symposium is an academic research conference in the area of macroeconomics. It is primarily aimed at promoting frontier contributions by junior macroeconomic researchers. The symposium allows the junior researchers to present and discuss their research and to receive advice and constructive criticism from more senior macroeconomic scholars.

Call for paper:

The conference is primarily created to promote and facilitate the work of junior researchers. Researchers with an interest in or connection to the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden) are particularly appreciated but the call is open to all junior applicants. Junior refers to those about to graduate from a PhD program, assistant professors, and recently tenured senior professors.

Submission procedure:

Interested applicants should complete the online application form. Please indicate whether you would be prepared to serve as a discussant of a paper. The deadline for submissions is Sunday April 7, 2024.

For more information about the symposium:











Name Title Image
Alexandre Nicolaj Kohlhas External Researcher Billede af Alexandre Nicolaj Kohlhas
Christian Bartels Kastrup PhD Fellow Billede af Christian Bartels Kastrup
Christian Philip Hoeck PhD Fellow Billede af Christian Philip Hoeck
Emilie Vestergaard PhD Student Billede af Emilie Vestergaard
Hans Jørgen Whitta-Jacobsen Professor Billede af Hans Jørgen Whitta-Jacobsen
Henrik Jensen Professor Billede af Henrik Jensen
Jacob Emil Thorn Røpke PhD Student Billede af Jacob Emil Thorn Røpke
Jeppe Druedahl Associate Professor Billede af Jeppe Druedahl
John Vincent Kramer Assistant Professor - Tenure Track Billede af John Vincent Kramer
Laura Sunder-Plassmann Associate Professor Billede af Laura Sunder-Plassmann
Mads Anker Nielsen Enrolled PhD Student Billede af Mads Anker Nielsen
Michael Bergman Associate Professor Billede af Michael Bergman
Morten Graugaard Olsen Associate Professor Billede af Morten Graugaard Olsen
Nicolai Waldstrøm PhD Fellow Billede af Nicolai Waldstrøm
Søren Hove Ravn Associate Professor Billede af Søren Hove Ravn