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24-05-2022

Working Paper: Wage Effects of Labor Market Tightness

In this Working Paper, I examine to what extent labor shortage leads to higher wages. If the shortage of the occupations demanded by a firm increases, wages will increase, too. The wages increases are, however, relatively modest.

13-01-2022

Working Paper: Job Retention during the Covid-19 Pandemic

This paper examines the labor market effects of the Danish wage compensation scheme for employees during the covid-19 pandemic. The scheme prevented job losses, especially for low-tenured workers, but led to a decline in furloughed workers’ labor income. Labor market mobility was basically unaffected.

20-12-2021

Working Paper: Monetary and Fiscal Policies in Times of Large Debt Unity is Strength

We study the implications of a coordinated fiscal and monetary strategy aiming at creating a controlled rise of inflation to wear away a targeted fraction of debt. Under this strategy, the fiscal authority introduces an emergency budget with no provisions on how it will be balanced, while the monetary authority tolerates a temporary increase in inflation to accommodate the emergency budget.

09-12-2021

Working Paper: House Prices, Increasing Returns, and the Effects of Government Spending Shocks

We report new regional evidence indicating that U.S. house prices increase after positive shocks to fiscal spending. In sharp contrast to this, house prices fall in conventional DSGE models. We construct a model featuring endogenous firm entry and taste for variety, which can generate a positive response of house prices to fiscal spending.

30-11-2021

Working Paper: Firm financing and public support measures during the pandemic

This paper studies Danish firms' debt financing decisions during covid-19 with a focus on the impact of government support measures. Credit growth has been modest during the pandemic. Public liquidity measures such as deferred tax and VAT payments served as a substitute for more traditional debt funding sources.

02-11-2021

Working Paper: Measuring household interest-rate sensitivity in Denmark

We evaluate homeowners’ interest-rate sensitivity on cash flows and balance sheets of a 1 percentage point increase in interest rates. Overall, the interest-rate sensitivity is limited. However, for a subgroup of homeowners, an increase in interest rates will have a substantial effect on their cash flows and balance sheets.

27-10-2021

Working Paper: Corporate Investment and Cash Holdings under Financing Shocks

I analyze to which extent corporate cash holdings protect firms from the adverse consequences of shocks to their borrowing costs. Despite firms self-insuring against spikes in their borrowing costs by holding cash, an aggregate shock to borrowing conditions similar to that seen during the Global Financial Crisis can significantly contract aggregate investment, especially for firms with low cash holdings.

08-09-2021

Working Paper: Government spending and retail prices: Regional evidence from the United States

In this Working Paper, I study the effects of local government spending on local retail prices using retail scanner data from the United States. Estimates show that retail prices increase following an increase in government spending. I provide evidence which indicates that this cannot be accounted for by changes in marginal costs.