PhD defence: Thorsteinn Sigurdur Sveinsson

In order to obtain the PhD degree, Thorsteinn Sigurdur Sveinsson has submitted his thesis entitled: Essays on Macroeconomic Implications of Demographic Change

Fredag, 12 juni, 2020 - 12:00 to 14:00

Population ageing is a prominent feature of most countries. This thesis, composed of four independent chapters, is concerned with economic implications of demographic change. The findings include effects of demographics on the optimal level of public capital, backlash effects on labour supply following increases in the retirement age, inter- and intra-generational effects of longevity adjustments of pension schemes, and the significance of healthy ageing for retirement decisions.

Primary Supervisor:
Professor Svend E. Hougaard Jensen
Department of Economics
Copenhagen Business School

Secondary Supervisor:
Professor Gylfi Zoega
Department of Economics
University of Iceland

Assessment Committee:
Associate Professor Mauricio Prado (Chair)
Department of Economics
Copenhagen Business School

Professor Yunus Aksoy
Department of Economics, Mathematics and Statistics
Birkbeck College, University of London

Professor Torben M. Andersen
Department of Economics and Business Economics
Aarhus University

The thesis is available here

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


Organised by CBS PhD School
Date June 12 2020
Time 12:00 - 14:00
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Sidst opdateret: Communications // 02/09/2020