PhD defence: Niels Fuglsang

In order to obtain the PhD degree, Niels Fuglsang has submitted his thesis entitled: The Politics of Economic Models An inquiry into the possibilities and limits concerning the rise of macroeconomic forecasting models and what this means for policymaking

Tirsdag, 21 december, 2021 - 15:00 to 17:00

Niels Fuglsang

What happens to the economy if the politicians cut taxes or raise social benefits? The Danish Finance Ministry’s economic forecasting models play an increasingly important role for policy making when they are used to analyze the effects of different policies. The thesis investigates how the models have developed, how they both enable and constrain policy makers, and how the models are overtly objective and covertly political.

Primary Supervisor:
Professor with special responsibilities Caroline de la Porte
Department of International Economics and Business
Copenhagen Business School

Secondary Supervisor:
Professor emeritus Ove Kaj Pedersen
Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy
Copenhagen Business School

Assessment Committee:
Associate Professor Jasper Hotho (Chair)
Department of International Economics and Business
Copenhagen Business School

Professor Cathie Jo Martin
Department of Political Science
Boston University

Professor Johannes Lindvall
Department of Political Science
Lund University

The thesis will be available from

Organised by CBS PhD School
Date 21 December 2021
Time 15:00 - 17:00

Copenhagen Business School
Solbjerg Plads
2000 Frederiksberg
Room: Sps12 Ørsted Aud. (ground floor)


It will also be possible to attend the defence via Microsoft Teams by clicking this link

*Please note in connection with the online defence that the microphone and camera of all spectators must be turned off!


Sidst opdateret: Sekretariat for Ledelse og Kommunikation // 11/07/2023