PhD defence: Jeanette Walldorf

Wednesday, September 13, 2023 - 15:00 to 17:00

In order to obtain the PhD degree, Jeanette Walldorf has submitted her thesis entitled:


Essays on the Economics of Education and Labour Market


This thesis seeks to improve our knowledge of the determinants and consequences of educational outcomes with particular focus on higher education in Denmark. Chapter 1 studies the discontinuation decision of university students in their first study program. Chapter 2 investigates how university peers affect the divergence in career trajectories of male and female students to top-earning jobs in the Danish labour market. Chapter 3 studies the importance of social connections formed among university peers in terms of shaping their future careers.


Primary Supervisor:
Professor Anders Sørensen

Department of Economics

Copenhagen Business School


Secondary Supervisor:

Senior Researcher Miriam Gensowski

Research Unit

The Rockwoll Foundation


Assessment Committee:

Associate Professor Herdis Steingrimsdottir (Chair)

Department of Economics

Copenhagen Business School


Professor Peter Arcidiacono

Department of Economics

Duke University


Professor Mette Ejrnæs

Department of Economics

University of Copenhagen


The thesis will be available from

The CBS PhD School will host a reception, which will take place immediately after the defence in ECONs kitchen area (PH16A 3rd floor).

Organised by

CBS PhD School


13 September 2023




Copenhagen Business School
2000 Frederiksberg
Room: PH16A 2.80


It will also be possible to attend the defence via Microsoft Teams at the following link here  

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

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