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Niels Lynggård Hansen

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Head of Economic and Market Analysis, Economic and Market Analysis

Niels Lynggård Hansen holds the position of Head of Economic and Market Analysis. Within the Chief Economist’s department, he is responsible for coordinating policy-relevant research, macroeconomic analysis with a focus on the euro area, and market analysis to monitor developments in fixed income markets and financial stability. He is also the country team coordinator for Spain.

Prior to joining the ESM, Mr Hansen was associate professor in economics and director at the Pension Research Centre (PeRCent) at Copenhagen Business School (CBS). Before that, he pursued his career at the Danish central bank. In his last position there, he was Head of Economics and Monetary Policy. He had also worked in areas such as government debt management, economic modelling and analysis, statistics, forecasting, and monetary policy analysis.

Mr Hansen obtained a master’s degree in economics from the University of Copenhagen and a post-graduate degree from Groupe de Recherche en Economie Quantitative et Econometrie (GREQE) at Université d’Aix-Marseille, before earning a PhD in economics in 1996 from the University of Aarhus.

Over the years, he has also taught several courses for the economics program of the University of Copenhagen on topics such as macroeconomics, growth theory, microeconomics, macroeconometric modelling and forecasting and monetary economics. At CBS, he has taught a course on pension economics.