Scientific council

Svend E. Hougaard Jensen

Chair of the Scientific Council

Svend E. Hougaard Jensen is Professor of Economics and Director of the Pension Research Centre (PeRCent) at Copenhagen Business School. He holds an MSc (Econ) degree (University of Aarhus, DK), an MA (Econ) degree (University of Manchester, UK) and a PhD (Econ) degree (London Business School, UK).  Before joining CBS, he was a professor of economics at the University of Southern Denmark and an associate professor of economics at theUniversity of Copenhagen. On leave from academia, he has served as head of the Division of Economic Analysis within the Danish Ministryof Economic and Business Affairs. His research has focused on monetary unification and fiscal policy in Europe, generational and macroeconomic effects of changing demographics, pensions and social security, structural reforms and macroeconomic policy more generally. He has published widely on these issues in scholarly journals and books. He has served as a consultant to the World Bank, the European Commission and other government agencies. Finally, he has been a member of the Danish Council for Research Policy, a body which advises the Danish government and parliament on research policy.