Welcome to the Department of Business and Economics
The Department of Business and Economics has a strong tradition for high-quality research and teaching within the fields of economics and business. This is demonstrated through numerous publications in leading international journals, as well as through the education of highly valued candidates at the Bachelor, Master, and PhD level.
The research and teaching activities at the department are organized within six groups: Microeconomics, International Trade and Macroeconomics, Econometrics, Accounting, Finance, and Management Science. Read more about the six groups here.
The research covers both theoretical and empirical subjects, but the use of economic theory and quantitative methods such as mathematics, statistics, econometrics and computer science characterizes most research projects.
The department has three cross-disciplinary focus areas: Accounting and Finance, Economic Development under the program HEDG, and health economics. The latter is organized in the Centre of Health Economics Research (COHERE) – which comprises researchers from both the Faculty of Health and the Faculty of Business and Social Sciences.
The main study programs at the department are: BSc and MSc in Economics (oecon.); BSc and MSc in Economics and Business Administration (HA and cand.merc.); BSc and MSc in Mathematics and Economics (scient.oecon.); and MSc in Business Administration and Auditing (cand.merc.aud.). Read more
Approximately 70 people from 15 different countries currently work at the department plus a number of external teachers. At the department, we constantly strive to maintain a first-class work environment characterized by a productive and friendly atmosphere of mutual respect and willingness to cooperate. Working at the Department of Business and Economics is hard fun!
Two council grants
Researchers at the Department of Business and Economics have received grants from the Danish Council for Independent Research. A ‘research project 2’ grant of almost DKK 5 million was given to Lars Peter Østerdal, Peter Sudhölter and Trine Tornøes Platz’s "Fairness and Incentives in Networks and Queues" (FINQ), while Professors Mickael Beck and Christian Dahl with funding of almost DKK 2 million are now able to proceed their investigations into the effects and causalities of financial crises on health under the "Sick of Shocks to homes, jobs and stocks" project. A total of two postdocs and one PhD will be employed under these projects as a result.
HCA Academy fellows to join HEDG
Professor Stephen Broadberry (London School of Economics) and Professor Holger Strulik (Georg-August University of Göttingen) will join the department’s Historical Economics and Development Group as HCA Academy visiting researchers. Professor Broadberry is a leading economic historian and the current editor of Economic History Review and works on historical national accounts. He will be visiting the department every semester for the next three years. Professor Strulik is a growth theorist with a very strong publication record whom will visit for six months in the coming academic year. The Department of Business and Economics looks forward to hosting these internationally recognized researchers.
John Christensen receives Honorary Doctoral Degree
John Christensen, Professor of Accounting, has been awarded an Honorary Doctoral Degree from Otto von Guericke University in Magdeburg.
Read the press release here (in German).