Department of Economics | Faculty of Social Sciences | University of Copenhagen | DERG


... Activities ...






2019 - present Non-Resident Senior Research Fellow, UNU-WIDER.
2019 - present Member of the Advisory Board of the Center for Development Research ZEF, University of Bonn. Since 2022 chair of ZEF’s Advisory Board.
2018 - present Member of the Academic Advisory Council of the Institute of New Structural Economics, University of Peking.
2018 - present Member of the University of Copenhagen review panel under the Research and Innovation Council (KUFIR).
2009 - present Member of the Board, Journal of Development Studies (JDS).
2009 - present Editor, Sustainability Science (SUST).
2004 - present Resource person, African Economic Research Consortium (AERC), Nairobi, Kenya. Since 2015 chair of the thematic group one on poverty, labour markets and income distribution.
2001 - present Full Member, European Development Research Network (EUDN).
1999 - present External Research Fellow, Centre for Research in Economic Development and International Trade, School of Economics, University of Nottingham.





1998 - 2021 Member, Editorial Board, Journal of International Development (JID).
2009 - 2019 Member of the Advisory Board, The Centre for Globalization and Development at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
2017 - 2018 Member of the Advisory Panel for the Human Development Report 2018 (HDR2018).
2016 – 2018 Member of the World Economic Forum Global Future Council on Production.
2016 - 2018 Member of the KOICA Advisory and Assessment Committee for DEEP (Development Experience Exchange Partnership) Program for the Vision of Vietnam.
2014 - 2018 Member of the KOICA Advisory Board for ODA Innovation.
2009 - 2018 Member of the International Advisory Group, Trinity International Development Initiative (TIDI), Dublin, Ireland.
2001 - 2016 Senior Associate, Mekong Economics Ltd., Vietnam.
2013 - 2016 Member of the Council of Eminent Persons (CEP) advising the Chief Economist of the World Bank.
2013 - 2015 First substitute member, Danida Appropriation Committee. Nominated by the Council for Development Policy and appointed by the Minister for Development Cooperation.
2012 - 2014 Member (and Deputy Chair), University of Copenhagen Developing Country Work Group (KU Uland).
2009 - 2014 Deputy Chair, Growth and Employment Platform, Danish Universities (DU).
2006 - 2012 Member, Programme Committee, African Economic Research Consortium (AERC), Nairobi, Kenya.
2005 - 2013 Member, Board of the Danish Institute of International Studies (DIIS).
2002 - 2012 Member, Danish Council for International Development Cooperation. Appointed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs.
2002 - 2005 Associate, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Network of IFPRI Associates (NIA).
2001 - 2003 Research Fellow, Rural Development Research Consortium (RDRC), University of California, Berkeley, USA.
2000 - 2002 Member, Proposal Evaluation Committee for the 2020 Vision Network for East Africa, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
1999 - 2001 Member, Danish Council for Development Research and the Danish Council for International Development Cooperation. Appointed by the Minister of Development Cooperation
1998 - 2001 Member, Danida advisory board on environmentally and socially sustainable development.
1997 - 2003 Member, steering committee, African Economic Research Consortium (AERC). Project on poverty, income distribution and labour market issues in Sub-Saharan Africa as well as the training sub-committee of this project.
1995 - 1998 Member of Danish Ministry of Research Task Force. Advising the Ministry on the EU special programme for research collaboration with third countries and international organizations (nominated by the Danish Social Science Research Council).
1994 - 2001 Member of the Danish FAO Advisory Committee, Ministry of Agriculture, independent expert.
1993 - 1998 Danish Prime Minister’s Advisory Committee on the Economy of Greenland, independent counsellor