David Dreyer Lassen
Born October 5, 1973, in Rødovre, Denmark.
2002 Ph.D. in Economics, EPRU and Institute of Economics, University of Copenhagen.
1999-2000 Visiting student, Department of Economics, Harvard University.
1998 M.Sc. in Economics, Institute of Economics, University of Copenhagen.
Employment and positions
2021- Prorector for Research, U. of Copenhagen
2017-2020. Deputy Director, DNRF Center for Economic Behavior and Inequality
2016-2020 Center director, Copenhagen Center for Social Data Science (SODAS)
2012- Professor of Economics, University of Copenhagen
2007-2012 Career Professor of Economics, University of Copenhagen
2007 Visiting scholar, Institute for Quantitative Social Science, Harvard University
2004-2007 Associate Professor of Economics, University of Copenhagen
2003 Visiting researcher, Center for Basic Research in the Social Sciences, Harvard
2002-2004 Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Copenhagen
Consultancy and advisory activities for Government and Business
Nordic Council of Ministers, World Bank, IMF, Danish Economic Councils, KREVI, Swedish Fiscal Policy Council, Ernst & Young, BDO, McKinsey
Selected recent research grants and management experience
Villum Foundation Synergy Grant, 2020-, Joint PI
ERC Advanced Grant, 2020-, co-PI
Danish National Research Foundation Center of Excellence (CEBI), 2017-, co-PI, deputy director
UCPH 2016 Interdisciplinary grant. “Social Fabric.” 2013-17. PI.
ERC Starting Grant, SH2, 2013-2017.PI.
Sapere Aude, Research Leader, Danish Independent Research Council 2011-4. PI.
Selected university and professional experience
Independent Research Fund Denmark (DFF), chairman of the board, 2019-20
Danish Council for Independent Research | Social Sciences (FSE), member 2014-, Member of executive Committee and co-chair, 2016-7, chair 2018
Academic Council, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Copenhagen, member 2013-20
Rector’s Advisory Board, University of Copenhagen, member 2013-18
Danish Competition Council, member 2013-5
Recent presentations include the World Bank, the IMF, NYU, Oslo, Duke, Nuffield College, Oxford, Hertie School of Governance, Berlin, London School of Economics, Stanford University, Harvard/MIT.
Recent refereeing and evaluation include AEJ-EP, American Economic Review, American Journal of Political Science, American Political Science Review, Austrian Science Foundation, British Journal of Political Science, Cambridge University Press, Economic Journal, IMF,Israeli Science Foundation, JEEA, JLEO, J. of Politics, JPubE, Croatian Science Foundation, Oxford University, Public Administration Review, Public Budgeting and Finance, Rev. of Ec. Studies, Swedish Research Council (Vetenskabsrådet)
Teaching and Supervision experience
Ph.D. 14 completed, 7 on-going. Postdocs/assis profs: 4 completed, 1 current. Supervised 150+ M.Sc.
Popular writings and media
Various interviews and appearances in all of Danish paper and e-media, coverage in WSJ, WaPo etc.
Weekly commentator in Danish business newspaper Børsen.