Short bio

I am a professor of economics at Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen (since 2001). Currently, I am part time (since 2021). I was associate professor same place from 1995. Prior to that, I worked at the Danish Economic Council, and I obtained my PhD from University of Aarhus in 1995.

I grew up in Risskov, a small town north of Aarhus, so yes, I have not gotten (geographically) that far. I now live in Frederiksberg (the city surrounded by Copenhagen).

You can see more relevant details in my curriculum vitae.


AarhusRadhusCity Hall, Aarhus


CPHStockExchangeThe Old Stock Exchange, Copenhagen

 FrbHaveSummerLakeFrederiksberg Gardens, Frederiksberg

CSSSocial Sciences Campus, University of Copenhagen


My research has mainly dealt with macroeconomic issues with focus on monetary and fiscal policies.

More specifically, I have worked on:

  • Monetary and fiscal policy interactions
  • Policy coordination (within and among countries)
  • Delegation schemes for independent central bankers
  • Credibility issues in macroeconomic policy
  • Optimal monetary policy regimes

My current research focuses on (among other things):

  • Equilibrium indeterminacy in monetary economics
  • Welfare consequences of alternative fiscal policy regimes in monetary unions
  • Credit frictions and business cycles
  • Asymmetries in business cycles

My page at IDEAS/RePEc.
My Google Scholar page.


My teaching has in recent years focused, in particular, on monetary policy and macroeconomics.

For further details, see my curriculum vitae.


LabThe lab


TeachingCaught teaching (blue math not mine)


CooauthorshipCaught with co-authors Emiliano and Søren