1/11-11 11:11

Award named after Copenhagen economist

The late University of Copenhagen economist, Birgit Grodal, has had an award from the European Economic Association named after her.

The European Economic Association, EEA, has set up a prize for influential women economists, and it will be named after a Danish one: Birgit Grodal.

She was the first female elected President of the EEA, but passed away before she was due to take up her presidency. Once Professor of Economics at the University of Copenhagen, Birgit Grodal is one of the reasons why the Department of Economics has such a good reputation abroad, according to Troels Østergaard Sørensen, former head of department. It is a great honour to have an international prize named after her, he says.

The first ‘Birgit Grodal Award’ winner will be announced in May 2012, and the winner takes home EUR 10,000. The prize is to be given every even year, and the first three editions will by sponsored by the Danish central bank Nationalbanken. All EEA members will be asked to make nominations in order to find the prize winner.

For more information on the 'Birgit Grodal Award' visit EEA here.

anna.m.gaonkar@adm.ku.dk

Stay in the know about news and events happening in Copenhagen by signing up for the University Post’s weekly newsletter here.

Post new comment

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
Type the characters you see in this picture. (verify using audio)
Type the characters you see in the picture above; if you can't read them, submit the form and a new image will be generated. Not case sensitive.
Culture 30/6-14 15:35

Your summer soundtrack for 2014

SummerMusic2014

Check out our perfect soundtrack for your summer – ten songs from 2014 filled with sunshine, joy and freedom

SyrianKidsinIraq

This summer, seven students from the School of Dentistry at UCPH offer free dental work for some of the 250,000 Syrians living in Iraq's refugee camps. The students have organized the trip themselves as a humanitarian project together with their teachers

Culture 30/6-14 9:30

New student housing in former church

SamuelsKirke

A decommissioned church, Samuels Kirke in Nørrebro, has been sold to a private property company who plan to turn it into student housing

ESOFSumUp

Around 4,000 researchers, entrepreneurs, and policy makers attended the EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF), and more than 38,000 people visited the free Science in the City festival

Science 26/6-14 10:00

Social incentives are a powerful tool

colour run
You run, and your friend gets the reward? Researchers at ESOF say this is the most effective way to influence healthy behaviour
Science 26/6-14 7:16

Biohacking at Kopenlab

Kopenlab

Biohackers want to make science accessible to everyone. At the Science in the City festival, Kopenlab provides workshops and 'Sciencedrops' for people interested in biohacking

Science 24/6-14 11:12

Mapping the human brain through worms

CoriBargmann

Neurobiologist and Kavli prize laureate Cornelia Bargmann studies the behaviour of worms. At ESOF, she explains how analysing the worm brain helps understand the human brain

Contact University Post

Write us an email: universitypost@adm.ku.dk

Or call the newsroom on +45 35 32 28 98
(Monday - Thursday 9.00 - 16.00)

University of Copenhagen

  • Nørregade 10
  • 1165 Copenhagen K
  • Denmark
  • Tel. +45 35 32 28 98
Write us an email: universitypost@adm.ku.dk