Dale T Mortensen

Niels Bohr Visiting Professorship

Professor Dale T. Mortensen, Department of Economics, Northwestern University (February 2, 1939 – January 9, 2014) was appointed Niels Bohr Visiting Professor at the Department of Economics and Business, School of Business and Social Sciences, Aarhus University for the period 2006-2010. The professorship is based on a grant from Danish National Research Foundation. Professor Dale T. Mortensen will  spend 3 to 5 months each autumn at the University of Aarhus.

Professor Dale T. Mortensen died on January 9, 2014.

His principal role in collaboration with Ass. Prof. Rasmus Lentz, University of Wisconsin, will be to act as a catalyst and international contact for the Labour Research Group in the development and analysis of Danish matched employer-employee data.

Professor Mortensen and Rasmus Lentz will also be teaching a PhD course and overseeing the research of Danish PhD students working on related projects.

The research topics will be on worker and job flows, the effects of labour market policy, implications of and reasons for firm productivity differences, the determinants of export propositions, firm size evolution and growth through innovation.

The research will be using several matched employer-employee data sets in Statistics Denmark.