Charlotta Zienau joins Copenhagen Economics

Copenhagen Economics is proud to announce the hiring of Charlotta as an Economist.

Charlotta holds a M.Sc. in Managerial & Financial Economics from HEC Paris Business School. Charlotta has previously worked in Copenhagen Economics, but after a short spell as a Pricing Specialist at Green Cargo, we are now happy to welcome her back as an Economist.

Charlotta joins our IP Valuation & Transfer Pricing team in our Stockholm office.

COVID-19 pandemic: What are the economic consequences?

The coronavirus has left dramatic rippling effects across the global economy, making a mark on the level of economic activity in every region of the world.

These economic consequences go far beyond the immediate impact of the lock down. For example, healthy companies go bankrupt reducing the long-term production capacity of the economy. And uncertainty about the development makes companies hold back on investments.

Read more in our recent paper, where we analyse the effects and outline different scenarios of how they might evolve.

Learn more about the paper 

For furhter information, please contact Senior Economist Jonas Bjarke Jensen

The economics of State aid in times of crisis: how large is the damage?

Due to shelter in place orders and quarantine efforts related to the COVID-19 outbreak, the world economy has come to a near halt.

This international economic “pause” has already had a significant and detrimental impact on businesses across many sectors, threatening the onset of an economic recession. In response, the European Commission has published guidance regarding the use of State aid to support businesses struggling to cope financially with the COVID-19 outbreak measures.

The State aid team at Copenhagen Economics has developed an article to discuss the application of economics in employing the new Temporary State Aid Framework, adopted by the Commission on March 19th.

Learn more about the article
For further information, please contact Director Adina Claici


According to our Senior Economist, Jonas Bjarke Jensen, Sweden is one of the countries where the Basel IV regulations will hit the hardest. 

Lending to companies is primarily affected, where the capital requirement for certain types of companies can be doubled. This will have a negative impact on the economic growth in Sweden.

Read the article here (in Swedish)
For further information, please contact Jonas Bjarke Jensen 

Is letter mail affordability still a problem? Will the affordability of parcels become a growing concern?

Our paper, “Can the Postal Market Afford Affordability? How to Assess It?” in which we discuss these questions is now published as part of the book “The Changing Postal Environment: Market and Policy Innovation”.

In the context of declining letter volumes, we examine in the paper how postal operators and regulators have recently assessed the question of letter affordability and whether letter mail affordability is still a relevant concern. We find that letter affordability is considered a shrinking problem in many EU countries. We further investigate how the discussion may evolve in the future regarding parcels.

The book is available here
For further information, please contact Bruno Basalisco