Research at Danmarks Nationalbank is focused on issues of relevance to monetary policy and financial stability.  Economists in the Research Unit are expected to produce high-quality research to be published in refereed journals and to participate in the international academic and central banking debate. However, economists throughout all core departments at Danmarks Nationalbank conduct research in a wide variety of areas in Macroeconomics and Finance.

The Research Unit runs the Danmarks Nationalbank PhD Program and also welcomes external economists from academia and central banks conducting research on macroeconomics and finance for short or long-term visits. The Research Unit was led until 2022 by Federico Ravenna. Since April 2022, Renato Faccini is acting as Interim Head of Research.