Department of Strategy and Innovation


Room: KIL/14.A-2.70
E-mail: hck.si@cbs.dk

Hans Christian Kongsted is a Professor of Applied Econometrics at the Department of Strategy and Innovation, Copenhagen Business School. His research and teaching interests focus on the areas of innovation, entrepreneurship, and the economics of science, drawing on his methodological background within the field of econometrics. His recent work has explored firms’ R&D and innovation activities and their relationship with the skills and experience of their high-skilled employees; how academic research affects society via the mobility of scientists between academia and firms; and the role of high-skilled immigrants in academic entrepreneurship.

With his ample experience in collecting and analyzing data at a large scale, Kongsted has based his recent research on uniquely detailed and comprehensive data on Danish firms and universities and their employees, constructed from a survey of academics in Denmark, administrative registry information, patent records, and publication statistics.

Kongsted’s research is published in high-ranked journals within economics and management such as Journal of Econometrics, Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, and Strategic Management Journal.

In teaching statistics and econometrics both at undergraduate and graduate levels, he aims to provide his students with the statistical and econometric tools necessary for them to engage in quantitative data analysis to understand the behaviors of firms and individuals.

In ongoing work supported by a grant from the Novo Nordisk foundation, Kongsted heads a research group of Danish and international researchers on the “Investments, Incentives, and the Impact of Danish Research (Triple-I-Research)". The project runs during the period of 2017–2020. The aim of the project is to improve our understanding of the way universities, firms, and research funders interact and how research in turn affects society. The project focuses on the pivotal role of individual researchers and their interactions with firms, funders and universities. Understanding the mechanisms at work at the micro level will allow us to assess their role at the level of firms, universities, and society at large, potentially providing us with ways to enhance the impact of research.




Primary research areas
  • Applied microeconometrics
  • Economics of Science
  • Innovation
  • Entrepreneurship


Administrative tasks
  • Head of PhD School in Economics and Management
  • PhD Coordinator, Department of Strategy and Innovation
Curriculum Vitae
Link to this homepage
  • Applied econometrics for researchers (PhD course)
  • Method II Statistics and quantitative methods



Other teaching activities

Selected publications

Publications sorted by:
Wolf-Hendrik Uhlbach; Valentina Tartari; H.C. Kongsted / Beyond Scientific Excellence : Are Internationally Mobile Researchers more Likely to Become Academic Entrepreneurs?.
Paper presented at DRUID19 Conference, 2019
Paper > peer review
H.C. Kongsted / Forskningen og samfundet
In: Samfundsøkonomen, No. 2, 5.2019, p. 31-41
Journal article > peer review
Maryann P. Feldman; H.C. Kongsted; Valentina Tartari / The Demand for Science Funding
Paper presented at DRUID19 Conference, 2019
Paper > peer review
Ulrich Kaiser; H.C. Kongsted; Keld Laursen; Ann-Kathrine Ejsing / Experience Matters : The Role of Academic Scientist Mobility for Industrial Innovation.
In: Strategic Management Journal, Vol. 39, No. 7, 2018, p. 1935-1958
Journal article > peer review
H.C. Kongsted; Valentina Tartari; Davide Cannito; Maria Theresa Norn; Jeppe Wohlert / University Researchers’ Engagement with Industry, the Public Sector and Society : Results from a 2017 Survey of University Researchers in Denmark.
København : DEA 2017, 39 p.
Ulrich Kaiser; H.C. Kongsted; Thomas Rønde / Does the Mobility of R&D Labor Increase Innovation?
In: Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Vol. 110, 2.2015, p. 91-105
Journal article > peer review
Ulrich Kaiser; H.C. Kongsted; Thomas Rønde / Does the Mobility of R&D Labor Increase Innovation?
Mannheim : ZEW 2014, 34 p. (ZEW Discussion Papers, No. 14-115)
Working paper
Ulrich Kaiser; Hans Christian Kongsted; Thomas Rønde / Does the Mobility of R&D Labor Increase Innovation?
Zürich : Department of Business Administration, University of Zürich 2013, 26 p. (UZH Business Working Paper , No. 336)
Working paper
Ann-Kathrine Ejsing; Ulrich Kaiser; H.C. Kongsted; Keld Laursen / The Role of University Scientist Mobility for Industrial Innovation
Zürich : IZA 2013, 39 p. (IZA Discussion Paper, No. 7470)
Working paper
H.C. Kongsted; Merete Konnerup / Are more Observational Studies Being Included in Cochrane Reviews?
In: BMC Research Notes, Vol. 5, No. 570, 2012
Journal article > peer review
More results... (total 20 results)
Academic Interests

Research Projects
Outside activities

No outside activities reported.