The work of our experts results in more than 200 reports, studies, and analyses every year. Most of them are published and available on our website.
Sometimes our work resonates and has a direct impact on the public agenda. At other times, it contributes more subtly to the making of superior decisions within a company, organisation or courtroom.
Today, we officially open our third self-standing office! Initially, the Brussels team will comprise six competition specialists who will offer their expertise within mergers, anti-trust, state aid, and damage claims.
The team is lead by Copenhagen Economics’ founding Partner, Claus Kastberg Nielsen, who is excited about the outlook:
“Our approach is different. Because we are a dedicated senior team in a growing organisation, we are agile and can breed pragmatic and creative solutions. And our Scandinavian roots are reflected in a candour, which is appreciated by courts and authorities – and clients” says Claus Kastberg Nielsen.
The office is located at Place Stéphanie, Avenue Louise 54 in Brussels.
For further information, please contact Claus Kastberg Nielsen
Finland reaps large economic opportunities from data centre investments. We demonstrate that Finland’s data centre industry has the potential to grow from its current situation of supporting 11,200 jobs and contributing EUR 800 million to the GDP, to 33,000 jobs and EUR 2.3 billion by 2025.
The report further examines the ripple effects of having a vibrant data centre industry in Finland. These ripple effects ultimately make Finland more attractive to foreign investment and support the development of Finnish enterprise – all of which leads to a significant economic contribution to Finland.
The report was commissioned by Google and developed in close cooperation with the Finnish Prime Minister’s Office and the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment.
Dr Bruno Basalisco and Dr Emmi Martikainen presented the study in Helsinki on 20th April 2017 at an event hosted by the Finnish Government – sharing the stage with State Secretary Paula Lehtomäki (PMO) and Head of Division Eeva Vahtera (Ministry of Economic affairs and Employment, Enterprise and Innovation Department).
The surge in Swedish housing prices since 2009 is largely driven by fundamental factors, such as expansionary monetary policy and ease of tax policies. Thus, the key to ease pressure on prices is to aim policy measures at these fundamental factors.
In contrast, so-called macroprudential measures – as for example restricting households in their lending – are ineffective in curbing housing prices, and, in addition, will lead to a rigid credit assessment procedure, implying a welfare loss. If there are concerns about the robustness of Swedish banks, we suggest meeting these challenges by designing a stress-testing framework that more adequately reflects current risks.
These some of the main conclusions from a new study on the role of macroprudential policy in Sweden.
The study builds on a previous report on financial regulation in Sweden, where we were asked to analyse the effects of higher capital requirements. In terms of benefits, we found that the Swedish banking sector is already so robust that it would do little to reduce the risk of a new financial crisis. In terms of costs, we found that it could cause a significant reduction in Swedish GDP.
For further information, please contact Sigurd Næss-Schmidt
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Martin heads our Energy & Climate service. He helps businesses and policy-makers design regulation and predict the impact, primarily in this area, as well as in the area of Public Finance & Financial Markets. He particularly excels in the application of complex analytical techniques.
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Martin has broad international experience that spans the areas of digital economy, transport and internal and external trade. He helps clients design free trade agreements that, among other things, aim at increasing overall economic welfare by reducing tariff and non-tariff barriers.
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Henrik heads our Competition and Dispute Support services. He helps clients create sound regulation that improves their framework conditions, by helping them argue and document their case, and by developing strategies – all based on applied microeconomics.
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Christian heads our Greenland & Mining and Health Care & Welfare services, as well as our innovative work in the area of behavioural economics. He helps clients succeed in regulatory management and design, and serves to increase the client's value of his analytical work.
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Julia helps private sector clients to argue competition policy cases on sound economic analysis. She helps regulators devise future-oriented postal regulations and competitions policy regimes. Julia has great experience with qualitative and quantitative analysis for cartel damage calculations, particularly in the retail and manufacturing industries.
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Martin has great experience working in close collaboration with decision-makers on Energy & Climate policy. Within this area, he helps clients to understand the possibilities and limitations of public policy.
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