Copenhagen Economics opens new office in Brussels

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.

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For further information, please contact Claus Kastberg Nielsen

New study: Data centres have the potential to generate EUR 2.3 bn and 33,000 jobs in Finland by 2025

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).

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For further information, please contact Bruno Basalisco

New study: The uptrend on the Swedish housing market is caused by fundamental factors

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.

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For further information, please contact Sigurd Næss-Schmidt

Congratulations to seven well-deserved promotions in Copenhagen Economics

We are happy to announce the promotions of seven talented colleagues:

Anssi is promoted to Senior Economist. He joined us in 2014 and is a gifted, knowledgeable, and loyal econometrician with an independent mind. Anssi has played a key role in building up our growing Finnish market.

David is promoted to Senior Economist. He joined us in 2012 and is a hardworking and dedicated competition expert. David has shown both creativity and excellence in helping companies faced with antitrust issues.

Sabine is promoted to Economist. She joined us in 2015 and has delivered high value to a broad range of projects through her flair for the technical side as well as the communicative and visual aspects of our work.

Sofia is promoted to Economist. She joined us in 2015 and is a very well-structured and efficient consultant, who solve complicated tasks in an orderly fashion.

Cecilia is promoted to Economist. She joined us in 2015 and is a highly skilled economics consultant, particularly within quantitative methods and econometrics.

Louise is promoted to HR Consultant. She joined us in 2013 and has demonstrated a great understanding of a wide range of HR tasks and processes.

Christina is promoted to Office Manager. She joined us in 2014 and has ever since taken full responsibility for our daily life at the office.

New vacancy: Picco

Are you service minded, well-structured, and responsible? Then we have the perfect part time job for you! We are currently looking for a Picco to help us with day to day practical and administrative tasks 20-25 hours per week. Please note that Danish language is a prerequisite.

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For further information, please contact Christina Steen

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