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Svend E. Hougaard Jensen

Non-resident fellow

Svend E. Hougaard Jensen is a Non-Resident Fellow at Bruegel. He is also a Professor of Economics at the Department of Economics at Copenhagen Business School (CBS), Director of the Pension Research Centre (PeRCent) at CBS, and a Member of the Systemic Risk Council in Denmark. From 2017-2021, Svend was Chairman of Bruegel’s Scientific Council.

Svend holds an MSc in Economics from the University of Aarhus, an MA in Economics from the University of Manchester, and a PhD in Economics from the London Business School.

Svend’s research has focused on generational and macroeconomic effects of changing demographics; public and private pensions; monetary unification and fiscal policy in Europe; sustainability and management of public debt; structural reforms; and macroeconomic policy in general.

He has published numerous articles in learned journals and books. He has also written or edited several books, including Fiscal Aspects of European Monetary Integration (CUP), Macroeconomic Perspectives on the Danish Economy (Macmillan), Using Dynamic General Equilibrium Models for Policy Analysis (North-Holland), Uncertain Demographics and Fiscal Sustainability (CUP), Reform Capacity and Macroeconomic Performance in the Nordic Countries (OUP), and The Danish Pension System: Design, Performance and Challenges (OUP, to appear).

Svend has contributed to many agency and government reports, and he has served as a consultant to the World Bank and the European Commission. He also regularly writes op-ed articles published by newspapers and magazines.


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