Department of Business Humanities and Law

  • Entrepreneurship, Ethics & Leadership Unit
PhD fellow

Room: POR/18.B-3.24

Alexander Elg is a PhD Fellow at the Department of Business Humanities and Law at Copenhagen Business School. His PhD research will focus on the political economy of capitalism, investment, regulation, and law, and specifically how the scope of state action is transformed, restricted, and governed by entrepreneurial logics. Using Entrepreneurialism as symptom of - and lens through which to view - contemporary capitalism, Alexander hopes to understand (1) the construction of European financial infrastructure and (2) how this infrastructure shapes state investment capabilities. While a political scientist by training, he approaches research from an interdisciplinary standpoint, borrowing from sociology, law, philosophy, economics, and history.

Alexander holds a BA (Cum Laude) and an MPP (Summa Cum Laude) from Sciences Po Paris, and his professional experience includes positions at Accenture, the European Commission, and the OECD. He is a recipient of the Swedish-French Association academic scholarship, and was selected as winner of the Humanities & Social Science Category of the Swedish 2023 Nova 111 Student List.

Primary research areas
  • Political Economy of Regulation and Capitalism
  • Public Investment
  • European Law
  • European Studies
  • Public Policy
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I am open to supervise BA/MA theses in the following areas:

  • Political economy/economic sociology
  • Specifically if the project relates to finance and/or bond markets
  • AI governance
  • Public management and institutional change
  • Public policy
  • Start-ups/scale-ups