Department of Economics

Niels Lynggård
Associate professor

Room: POR/16.A-2.70
Niels Lynggård Hansen

Niels Lynggård Hansen graduated with a degree in economics from the University of Copenhagen and a DEA from Groupe de Recherche en Economie Quantitative et Econometrie (GREQE) at Université d’Aix-Marseille, before earning a PhD in economics from the University of Aarhus in 1996. He was with Danmarks Nationalbank from 1994 to 2018, where he worked in different areas such as government debt management, economic modeling and analysis, statistics, forecasting, international relations and monetary policy analysis. From 2011 to 2018 he was Head of Economics and Monetary Policy. In 2019 he joined the Department of Economics at CBS.

Over the years he has also taught several courses for the economics program of the University of Copenhagen on topics such as macroeconomics, growth theory, microeconomics, macroeconometric modeling and forecasting and monetary economics. At CBS he will teach a course on pension economics

Primary research areas

Pensions economics, macroeconomics, monetary economics and international economics.

Administrative tasks

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  • Pension Economics

Previously taught courses:

  • Monetary Economics
  • Economic Forecasting and Models
  • Macroeconomics
  • Macroeconomics for Economist Mathematicians
  • Microeconomics
  • Growth Theory
Other teaching activities

Member of the board of the Danish Economic Society.

Presentations and panel discussions at various international conferences, in recent years organized by institutions like CEPR (Centre for Economic Policy Research, London and Jerusalem), Brookings Institution (Washington DC), Federal Reserve Board (Washington DC), Bank of England (annual chief economists meetings), European Commission, Bank of Israel, PeRCent, IARIW (International Association for Research in Income and Wealth), as well as events organized by international financial  institutions and the economic press.

Selected publications

The incidence of Nominal and Real Wage Rigidity: An Individual-Based Sectoral Approach, Journal of the European Economic Association, Vol. 8, no. 2-3, pp. 487-496 (2010). Jointly with Julian Messina, Philip de Caju, Claudia Duarte and Mario Izquierdo.

Intranational Price Convergence and Price Stickiness: Evidence from Denmark, Scandinavian Journal of Economics (2017). Jointly with Michael Bergman and Christian Heebøll.

Overoptimism and House Price Bubbles, Journal of Macroeconomics, vol. 56(C), pp. 1-14 (2018). Jointly with Kim Abildgren and Andreas Kuchler.


Publications List
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Niels Lynggård Hansen; Svend E. Hougaard Jensen / Findes der virkelig gode og dårlige penge?
In: Politiken, 20.3.2019, p. 5-6
Contribution to newspaper - Feature article
Svend E. Hougaard Jensen; Niels Lynggård Hansen / Pensionsalder. Nye tiltag skal finansieres
In: Politiken, 8.6.2019, p. 6
Contribution to newspaper - Comment/debate
Academic Interests

Pension savings and households’ debt and wealth

Outside activities

Nationaløkonomisk Forening, Board member