Department of Economics

  • Centre for Innovation

Room: POR/16.A-1.93

Anders Sørensen holds an MSc degree in economics from Aarhus University (1993) and a PhD from Copenhagen Business School (1997). During his doctoral studies he was visiting graduate student at University of California, Berkeley. He is Professor of Empirical Economics at the Department of Economics, CBS (2006-present) and director of CBS’s Center for Innovation. Previously, he was Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins University, the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Washington DC, USA (2002-2004) and Associate Professor at CBS (2004-2005). He was a member of the Danish Productivity Commission (2012-2014). His main research interest is in Economics of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Human Capital, Firm Performance as well as empirical economics.

Primary research areas

Economics of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Human Capital, Firm Performance

Empirical economics

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Selected publications

Automation and Productivity – A Cross-country, Cross-industry Comparison, (with Lene Kromann, Nikolaj Malchow-Møller and Jan Rose Skaksen), Industrial and Corporate Change, 2020, Vol. 29, No. 2, 265–287,

Automation, Performance and International Competition: Firm-level Comparisons of Process Innovation, (with Lene Kromann), Economic Policy, 2020, 34, issue 100, October 2019, 691– 722 - DOI:

The Productivity Advantage of Serial Entrepreneurs, (with Kathryn L. Shaw), Industrial and Labor Relations Review/ILR Review, 2019, 72(5), October, 1225-1261, DOI: 10.1177/0019793919865501

Job Creation and Job Types - New Evidence from Danish Entrepreneurs, (with Johan M. Kuhn and Nikolaj Malchow-Møller), European Economic Review, 2016, 86, 161–187, DOI: 10.1016/j.euroecorev.2015.12.002

Product-Marketing Innovation, Skills and Firm Productivity Growth (with Martin Junge and Battista Severgnini), Review of Income and Wealth, 2016, 62(4), 724-757, DOI: 10.1111/roiw.12192

Entrepreneurship, Job Creation, and Wage Growth, (with Nikolaj Malchow-Møller and Bertel Schjerning), Small Business Economics, 2011, 36, 15–32. DOI: 10.1007/s11187-009-9173-y

Comparing Apples to Oranges: Productivity Convergence and Measurement Across Industries and Countries: Comment, American Economic Review, 2001, 91 (4): 1160-1167.

R&D, Learning, and Phases of Economic Growth, Journal of Economic Growth, 1999, 4, 429–445. DOI: 10.1023/A:1009871510523

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Kathryn L. Shaw; Anders Sørensen / Coming of Age : Watching Young Entrepreneurs Become Successful.
In: Labour Economics, 25.7.2021
Journal article > peer review
Lene Kromann; Nikolaj Malchow-Møller; Jan Rose Skaksen; Anders Sørensen / Automation and Productivity - a Cross-country, Cross-industry Comparison
In: Industrial and Corporate Change, Vol. 29, No. 2, 4.2020, p. 265-287
Journal article > peer review
Morten Saaby; Anders Sørensen / A Changing Labor Market? : The Importance of Wageworkers with Self-employment Activities.
København : Rockwool Fondens Forskningsenhed 2019, p. 23 (Study Paper. The Rockwool Foundation Research Unit, No. 142)
Working paper > peer review
Lene Kromann; Anders Sørensen / Automation, Performance, and International Competition : A Firm-level Comparison of Process Innovation.
In: Economic Policy, Vol. 34, No. 100, 2019, p. 691–722
Journal article > peer review
Morten Saaby; Anders Sørensen / Et arbejdsmarked under forandring? : Betydning af selvstændig virksomhed.
In: Hvordan udvikler beskæftigelsen sig i Danmark?: En analyse af forskellige befolkningsgruppers deltagelse på arbejdsmarkedet. . ed. /Jan Rose Skaksen. Odense : Syddansk Universitetsforlag 2019, p. 133-152 (Rockwool Fondens Forskningsenhed)
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David M. Daley; Rasmus Højbjerg Jacobsen; Anne-Mette Lange; Anders Sørensen; Jeanette Walldorf / The Economic Burden of Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder : A Sibling Comparison Cost Analysis.
In: European Psychiatry, Vol. 61, 9.2019, p. 41-48
Journal article > peer review
Clinton J. Levitt; Morten Saaby; Anders Sørensen / The Impact of China's Trade Liberalisation on the Greenhouse Gas Emissions of WTO Countries
In: China Economic Review, Vol. 54, 4.2019, p. 113-134
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Kathryn L. Shaw; Anders Sørensen / The Productivity Advantage of Serial Entrepreneurs
In: Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Vol. 72, No. 5, 10.2019, p. 1225-1261
Journal article > peer review
Lene Kromann; Anders Sørensen; Jeanette Walldorf / Curriculum Choice, Educational Performance, and Wages within STEM
København : Rockwool Fondens Forskningsenhed 2018, 31 p. (Study Paper. The Rockwool Foundation Research Unit, No. 124)
Working paper
Martin Junge; Anders Sørensen / Domestic R&D and Offshoring : Does Offshoring Reduce Knowledge Production?.
In: Applied Economics Letters, Vol. 25, No. 18, 10.2018, p. 1283-1287
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