Birthe Larsen

 

Associate Professor of Economics, Copenhagen Business School

Birthe Larsen is an associate professor of economics at Copenhagen Business School (CBS) and the Associate Dean for the full-time MBA programme at CBS. Her research is in labour-macroeconomics, mainly unemployment, education and inequality, using search and matching theory including some empirical research. Her teaching is in Macroeconomics at several programmes at CBS. Birthe Larsen (with co-authors) has published theoretical and empirical papers on inequality, between formal and informal sector workers, ‘Informal Unemployment and Education’, between ethnic groups, ‘Income, Amenities and Negative Attitudes’, ‘Labour Market Performance Effects of Discrimination and Loss of Skill’, related to unemployment policy, ‘Labour Market Programmes and the Equity-Efficiency Trade-off’ and is presently working on several papers related to inequality. She was a member of the Swedish research council: Vetenskapsrådet. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from University of Copenhagen (PhD courses completed at Boston University), a M.Sc. in Economics from LSE and has had lengthily research visits at IIES, Stockholm University, Melbourne University, Australia, IZA, and INSEAD.  She has received grants from the Danish Council for Independent Research and from FAS, Sweden. She has completed a course on Research Management. Furthermore, she received the CBS Communication Prize in 2008 for several programmes on Economic issues on the Danish Radio. Birthe Larsen was one of the 7 Workpackage leaders for an EU7 programme application on Youth Unemployment jointly with 22 European partners in 2013, which made it to the final round. Birthe Larsen initiated the Copenhagen Education Network, CEN, which is continuously growing in terms of members, both around Copenhagen and abroad and which organizes 3 workshops a year. Birthe Larsen has published in journals such as: Scandinavian Journal of Economics, European Economic Review and Journal of Macroeconomics.

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