PhD defence: Tróndur Møller Sandoy

Friday, June 23, 2023 - 15:00 to 17:00


PhD defence: Tróndur Møller Sandoy 

In order to obtain the PhD degree, Tróndur Møller Sandoy has submitted his thesis entitled: 

Essays on the Economics of Education


This thesis consists of four independent chapters which aim to improve the knowledge of different economic
aspects of higher education. The first chapter explores the preferences of university applicants and simulates how changes in the supply of university programs affect applicant demand. The second chapter measures
the effect of absence on whether students graduate in vocational education and training. The third chapter
measures the effect of high-achieving university peers on male and female students' labor market outcomes.
The fourth chapter explores the effect of alumni networks on labor market outcomes.


Primary Supervisor: 
Associate Professor Fane Naja Groes 

Department of Economics 

Copenhagen Business School 


Secondary Supervisors: 

Professor Bertel Schjerning 

Department of Economics 

University of Copenhagen 


Assessment Committee: 

Associate Professor Herdis Steingrimsdottir (Chair) 

Department of Economics 

Copenhagen Business School 


Associate Professor Hans Henrik Sievertsen 

Department of Economics 

University of Bristol 


Assistant Professor Adam Kapor&nbsp

Economics and Public Affairs 

Princeton University 


The thesis will be available from


The CBS PhD School will host a reception, which will take place immediately after the defence in
ECON's kitchen PH16A, 3rd floor 

Organised by 

CBS PhD School 


23 June 2023 




Copenhagen Business School 
Porcelænshaven 16Abr>2000 Frederiksberg 
Room: PH16A 2.80 (second floor)


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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