Guest Lecture

“Where the ivory tower meets the real world: modern applied econometrics in policy making, evaluation and consulting”.

Martin Junge
“Where the ivory tower meets the real world: modern applied econometrics in policy making, evaluation and consulting”.
October 25, 2017 | 10:00 - 11:30 | SOF-G-21

Abstract: Denmark is a country with firm focus on policy-making based on econometric analysis. The establishment and subsequent wide use of population wide-registry data in 1980 constituted a major first step. Danish governmental institutions have had a firm focus on the evaluation of any intervention schemes for decades. The presentation will discuss how the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science uses econometrics in its own analysis and how econometric analysis is used to inform Danish innovation policy.

Martin is now looking back at a 12 years long career in economic policy consulting, evaluation and making. He wrote his PhD under the supervision of Martin Browning at Copenhagen University and finished in 2002. His former employers include The Center of Business and Economic Research at Copenhagen Business School, the Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education as well as the think tank DEA.