How does Denmark secure raw materials for expanding its infrastructure?

Last week, the Danish Government announced a new infrastructure plan which included an aim to increase the motorway and railway network considerably by the year 2035. However, a key question for this strategy will be where the many raw materials that will be used for such an ambitious expansion will come from.

Our Managing Economist Signe Rølmer Vejgaard has written a LinkedIn Pulse article on this subject which you can read here (in Danish).

Copenhagen Economics has collaborated closely with the Danish Regions in contributing to this debate. In the summer of 2020, we found that a hike in the raw material tax from the current DKK 5.27 to DKK 10 per m3 would result in increased tax revenue of almost DKK 130 million annually, but at the same time reduce the combined GDP contribution from raw material extraction, the construction industry, concrete industry and brickworks by approximately DKK 43 million annually through decreased sales in Denmark.

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For more information, please contact Managing Economist Signe Rølmer Vejgaard

European Commission Executive Vice President cites Copenhagen Economics report

We are always happy when our work provides vital information to a global debate.

In a recent article published by Forbes, our report highlighting the glaring equity gap in Europe compared to the U.S., “The Study on Equity Investments in Europe: Mind the Gap”, was cited by European Digital Chief, Margrethe Vestager when speaking on behalf of the European Commission.

Our diligent work has helped shine a spotlight on a situation that needs urgent attention and which Vestager recognises “definitely has to be changed.”

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Read the Forbes article here 

For further information, please contact Partner Sigurd Næss-Schmidt

Sign up: Annual Postal & Delivery conference

Be part of the year’s most important event for postal and delivery professionals! Copenhagen Economics Postal & Delivery Conference 2021 is just around the corner.

  • Date: 11 May 2021
  • Time: 3pm – 6pm Central European Time (CET)
  • Where: Virtual online conference

This annual Copenhagen Economics event brings together the most inspiring thought-leaders in the world of Postal and Delivery to offer insights on current trends and give their expert analysis on the most pressing issues facing the sector today.

In addition to discussing the national and international economics underpinning the sector, as well as contemporary strategy and policy, this year we will focus on two issues of crucial importance:

  • Sustainability in postal and delivery 
  • Long-term view on the postal sector and relevant public policies

Participation in this event is free of charge.
There are a limited number of places, so please secure yours now via the link below.

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For further information, please contact Managing Director Anna Möller Boivie

Webinar: State Aid and the European Green Deal 

On 16 April from 13.00 – 14.45, Statsstödsnätverket (State Aid Network Sweden) is hosting a webinar on State aid and the European Green Deal.

State aid rules have played a central role during the pandemic: the temporary framework has enabled Member States to take a wide range of crisis measures and, through state aid, save a large number of companies and jobs.

State aid rules are also changing to facilitate long-term sustainable growth, and this webinar will address such issues and other topics relevant to the area of state aid.

Our Managing Director Anna Möller Boivie and Economist Victor Ahlqvist will participate in the webinar discussing State aid rules and the green deal from an economic perspective alongside speakers from Svenskt Näringsliv, Vattenfall and Northvolt.  

The webinar will be held in Swedish.

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For further information, please contact Managing Director Anna Möller Boivie 

New study: The impact of e-commerce on the German economy

In our recent study commissioned by Bundesverband E-Commerce und Versandhandel (Bevh), we document the economic value of e-commerce to the German economy. 

Since the first products were sold online, e-commerce has been evolving rapidly in scope and coverage. Today, it is an increasingly important part of the Germany economy, growing by 14% per annum over the past five years alone.

Our report takes a hard look at the economic footprint of e-commerce on the German economy and offers insightful perspectives on how e-commerce may develop and influence commerce in general going forward.

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For further information, please contact Senior Economist Katrine Poulsgaard