PhD defence: Frederik Bjørn Christensen

Friday, September 29, 2023 - 15:00 to 17:00

In order to obtain the PhD degree, Frederik Bjørn Christensen has submitted his thesis entitled:

Essays on the Intergenerational Welfare State
Frederik’s research is in macroeconomics, public policy, demography, welfare, and inequality, and combines computational models and micro data to analyze pertinent policy issues. His dissertation, Essays on the Intergenerational Welfare State, comprises three papers that study i) pension reform in the face of demographic change, ii) the impact of inequality in longevity on redistribution in public pension schemes, and iii) public education subsidies to address the US student debt crisis.

Primary Supervisor:
Professor Svend Erik Hougaard Jensen
Department of Economics
Copenhagen Business School

Secondary Supervisors:
Professor Torben M. Andersen
Department of Economics
Aarhus University

Professor Joydeep Bhattacharya
Department of Economics
Iowa State University

Assessment Committee:
Professor Pontus Rendahl (Chair)
Department of Economics
Copenhagen Business School

Professor Johanna Wallenius
Department of Economics
Stockholm School of Economics

Professor Bo Sandemann Rasmussen
Department of Economics and Business Economics
Aarhus University

The thesis will be available from

The CBS PhD School will host a reception, which will take place immediately after the defence in the lobby outside PHRs20.

Organised by

CBS PhD School


29 September 2023




Copenhagen Business School
2000 Frederiksberg
Room: PHRs20


It will also be possible to attend the defence via Microsoft Teams

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