Peter Birch Sørensen: Scientific activities

Research areas:  Environmental Economics, Public Economics, Macroeconomics.

Member of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters.

Co-founder and Director 1998-2005 of the Economic Policy Research Unit (EPRU), supported by a grant from the Danish National Research Foundation.

Research Fellow in the CESifo Research Network and former scientific coordinator of the network's activities in the area of Public Sector Economics.

International Research Fellow of the Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation.

Senior Fellow of the independent think tank Kraka.

2006-2009: Member of the Mirrlees Review group preparing a report on "Dimensions of Tax Design - Reforming the Tax System for the 21st Century" for the Institute for Fiscal Studies, London.

Member of the Board of Management of the International Institute of Public Finance (IIPF) 1991-96 and again from 2013; Executive Vice President of that same organization 1997-99, Vice President of the IIPF 2005-2008.

Chairman of the Scientific Committee for the 1995 Congress of the International Institute of Public Finance.

1990-93: Scientific coordinator of an inter-Nordic research project on "Tax Policy in Small Open Economies", sponsored by the Nordic Economic Research Council.

1993-95: Leader of the Copenhagen team within the Human Capital and Mobility research network on "Fiscal Implications of European Integration", funded by the European Commission.

1994: Director of research project on "The allocation and distribution effects of subsidies to consumer services", funded by the Danish Commission on Future Employment and Business Opportunities.

1996-98: Head of International Committee, Institute of Economics, University of Copenhagen.

2000-2005: Leader of EPRU team in the RTN research network on "The Analysis of International Capital Markets: Understanding Europe's Role in the Global Economy", funded by the European Commission.

1999-2007: Member of the Board of Management of the Danish Economic Association.

Current member of the editorial boards of the following journals:  International Tax and Public Finance; FINANZARCHIV (Public Finance Analysis); German Economic Review, and CESifo Economic Studies.

Former Co-editor of  International Tax and Public Finance (1997-99) and FINANZARCHIV (2000-2004).

Associate Editor of the European Economic Review 1994-2000; member of the Economic Policy Panel 1998-2000.

Guest Editor of a special issue of the Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 1994; Guest Editor of a special issue of International Tax and Public Finance, 1996.

Editor of  the following book volumes: Tax Policy in the Nordic Countries, MacMillan Press, 1998; Public Finance in A Changing World, MacMillan Press, 1998; Measuring the Tax Burden on Capital and Labour, MIT Press, 2004; European Monetary Integration - Historical Perspectives and Prospects for the Future, DJOEF Publishing, 2004; Tax Policy and Labor Market Performance, MIT Press, 2006.