Department of Economics

About the Department


Contact information

Copenhagen Business School
Department of Economics
Porcelænshaven 16A, 1. floor
DK-2000 Frederiksberg
Phone: +45 3815 2575  E-mail:

Department of Economics

The Department of Economics (ECON) was founded in 1970. Since its inception, the faculty and programs of ECON have grown substantially in number and stature. As of 2017, the ECON has 27 faculty members. The department produces research in all economics issues, and specifically applied work which is relevant to businesses and governments. The department offers highly qualified education within an extensive number of full‐time and part‐time programs available at Copenhagen Business School, including a structured PhD program.

The department counts 4 honorary members:  Professor Oliver Hart, Harvard University (since 2011), Professor Edward Lazear, Stanford University (since 2013),  Professor John Y. Campbell, Harvard University (since 2015) and Professor Glenn W. Harrison (since 2017).

ECON organizes a number of seminars every semester. Please find information about the seminars here. 

ECON also comprises three research centres: Centre for Owner‐managed Businesses (COMB), Pension Research Centre (PeRCent) and Centre for Innovation (CFI) (website under development).

Centre for Owner-managed Businesses

Centre for Owner-Managed Businesses offers research papers, long-term planning tools, executive education and training to strengthen the owner-managed businesses. The research papers include research in the ownership and management structures, owner clarification, economic effects of business transfers and case studies of business transfer models.

Pension Research Centre (PeRCent)

The mission of the Pension Research Centre (PeRCent) is to create interest and knowledge about pension issues and through research, teaching and dissemination to contribute to the development of the pension system in Denmark.

Centre for Innovation

Centre for Innovation (website under development) focuses largely on empirical economic research on innovation, performance and productivity. The research results are aimed at improving the basis for decision makers while being of such a standard that they can be published in internationally recognized journals.


The page was last edited by: Department of Economics // 03/19/2018