PhD defence: Mathias Fjællegaard Jensen

In order to obtain the PhD degree, Mathias Fjællegaard Jensen has submitted his thesis entitled:   Essays on Gender and Skills in the Labour Market

Friday, November 5, 2021 - 15:00 to 17:00

Mathias Fjællegaard Jensen

This thesis consists of three independent chapters on gender and skills in the labour market. In the first chapter, I show the advantages of individual-level matched vacancy-employer-employee data by estimating returns to task-specific skills and their heterogeneity across genders while controlling for firm and occupation fixed effects. In the second chapter, we exploit a reform to the child benefit system in Denmark to assess the effects of child benefits on parental labour supply. In the final chapter, we exploit discontinuities from the Danish university enrolment system and find that students who are marginally accepted into their preferred program in a broad field that is different from their next-best choice (e.g. business rather than science) experience significant and long-lasting rewards as a result.
Primary Supervisor:

Associate Professor Fane Naja Groes
Department of Economics
Copenhagen Business School
Secondary Supervisor:
Associate Professor Herdis Steingrimsdottir
Department of Economics
Copenhagen Business School
Assessment Committee:
Professor MSO Dario Pozzoli (Chair)
Department of Economics
Copenhagen Business School
Associate Professor Miriam Wüst
Department of Economics
Copenhagen Business School
Professor Lise Vesterlund
Department of Economics
University of Pittsburgh

The thesis will be available from

The CBS PhD School will host a reception, which will take place immediately after the defence in FUHU Faculty Club (3rd floor, above the canteen, Solbjerg Plads)

Organised by CBS PhD School
Date 5 November 2021
Time 15:00-17:00

Copenhagen Business School
Solbjerg Plads
2000 Frederiksberg
Room: SP114

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

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


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