Master Thesis Ideas and Supervisor Bank

Here you can find a list of ideas for master theses from the researchers at Department of Food and Ressource Economics (IFRO).
You can also see what the researcher's areas are, and if they might be a match for your project as a supervisor.















The idea bank / supervisor bank

Here is a list of possible supervisors and some of their ideas for master theses for inspiration. There are also key words descriping the researcher's research areas.
There are more possible supervisors than those on this list so if you are looking for a certain person, and they are not on this list, feel free to find them at the staff list at and contact them.

Idea Bank / Supervisor Bank
Key Words Master Thesis Ideas Name
  • Environmental assessments
  • forest production
  • forestry
  • life cycle inventory

Environmental assessment of forest production and wood products.

Wood and wood products are perceived as environmentally friendly in comparison to concrete, steel and oil based products. In many applications of environmental assessment, not only of wood products, the analyst relies on databases hosted by Ecoinvent on processes and products. For forestry and wood products these databases date back to the early 2000’s. The purpose of the project is to conduct a life cycle inventory on selected forest management practices and wood products produced and used in Denmark. Furthermore the project investigates the underlying data on forest and wood production in the Ecoinvent database for its validity and relevance for Danish wood production/use. Finally the project suggests improvements and updates to the Ecoinvent database.

Niclas Scott Bentsen (Not at IFRO - at IGN)

  • Økonomisk gevinst ved målretning af virkemidler
  • Detaljeret retentionskort
  • Markdrift
  • Adfærd 

Formålet med rOpen projektet er derfor at foretage en kortlægning af N-retentionen på mark- eller delmarkniveau med henblik på udpege de områder hvor effekten af virkemidler er størst. Næste trin er derefter, at se hvordan landmænd i praksis kan udnytte denne viden. Projektet omfatter 2 lokaliteter i Jylland og i alt 10 landmænd og den økonomiske analyser omfatter analyser af de økonomiske fordele ved detaljeret retentionskortlægning for at nå et givet niveau for N-udledning.
Udfra samtaler med landmænd og konsulenter opstilles realistiske tilpasningsmuligheder, som kan sammenholdes med de teoretiske muligheder. Andre aspekter som præcisionsjordbrug og kollektive indsatser (mini vådområder) indgår også i analysen. Analysen skal gennemføres i foråret 2019.

Brian H. Jacobsen
  • Analyzing data
  • Interdisciplinary
  • DTU Aqua
  • Angling management policies

We have recently conducted a primary valuation survey together with DTU Aqua, interviewing more than 600 anglers on-site on the coastline of Fyn, and more than 300 of these have subsequently answered an online questionnaire. The data includes a full-scale Choice Experiment aimed at investigating anglers' preferences for angling trip attributes (catch, regulations, social aspects). Besides that, there is travel cost data, and detailed consumption data. We are now offering one or two MSc thesis students the opportunity to be the first to analyze this data which would fit perfectly for a Master thesis. It's a chance to work on real-life data in an interdisciplinary research context. Results are likely to be incorporated into a scientific report from DTU Aqua as well as feeding into the local angling management policies on Fyn.

See the description here (pdf)

Søren Bøye Olsen
  • Danish speaking students only
  • Skovrejsning
  • Samfundsøkonomi
  • VandCenterSyd

Samfundsøkonomisk analyse af skovrejsningsprojektet Elmelund Skov

  • Rekreative effekter
  • Sundhedseffekter
  • Sociale effekter
  • Øget bosætning
  • Reduceret udvaskning
  • Biodiversitet
  • Herlighedsværdi

Se den fulde beskrivelse her

Søren Bøye Olsen

These are all ideas related to collaboration with the Ministry of Environment and Food in Denmark.

Contact at IFRO is Mette Asmild.

  • Public demand for sustainability – a stated preference assessment from various places in Denmark (or elsewhere) where demand for selected goods are examined (revealed preferences could also be included if ressources are provided). Could also be made with other data if reliable data is available.

  • Coastal protection - a cost benefit analysis of the intertemporal aspects of coastal protection in a selected country (could be Denmark).

  • (Danish)
    Samfundsøkonomisk analyse af en skrotningsordning for brændeovne sammenlignet med et forbud

  • (Danish)
    Samfundsøkonomiske effekter ved grønne indkøb - med udgangspunkt i den forventede revision af EU-direktivet eller de nuværende danske regler

  • Danish)
    Samfunds- eller privatøkonomiske analyse af en lodsejers nytteværdi i at indgå i vådområder, lavbundsarealer og skovrejsning

  • Investigation on difference in farm income levels and drivers of performance. What characterizes most (revenue) efficient farmers? Different approaches:

    1) Investigation of drivers of performance; financial perspective, ownership structure, input use etc. Could be investigated through SFA or DEA.

    2) Effects of size and investigation of MPSS in relation to performance - development over time?

  • The optimal level of animal welfare in Danish dairy/pig production sector: a two stage approach using performance analysis and economic valuation methods (måske lidt ambitiøst, men kunne gå med gruppeprojekt)

  • (Social) economic assessment of the private and governmental animal welfare labelling systems

Mette Asmild

  • 1: Animal welfare, animal ethics, sustainability

  • 2: Meat, meat alternatives climate change, food values
  • 3: Hunting, nature perception, legitimacy, values, stakeholders
  • 1: Ethical aspects of intensive insect production

  • 2: Ethical aspects of plant-based meat-alternatives
  • 3: Hunting, wildlife management and perception of nature
See a full desciption of the ideas here (pdf)

Mickey Gjerris


Christian Gamborg

  • Wildlife
  • Climate change
  • Forestry
  • Sustainability
  • Quantitative studies
  • Qualitative studies
  • Environmental ethics or stakeholder analysis or conflict management in relation to topics within: Wildlife management, hunting, wildlife (e.g. wolf, wild boar, beaver), invasive species, climate change, environmental behaviour, nature connectedness, ecological restoration, forestry, land use, energy, urban planning, outdoor recreation, conservation, sustainability. Can be quantitative and qualitative studies

Christian Gamborg

  • Social aspects (participation, inclusion, gender, impact)

  • Policies and politics

  • Development projects

  • Qualitative methods

  • Climate change resilience and adaptation

    SMEs in Mumbay/India Plastic recycling project in Mozambique; Waste management in Moldovia; Adaptation to climate change among farmers in Bangladesh; Land use/claims/rights/access among pastoralists in Kenya

  • Development projects in agriculture:

    Participatory breeding of cassava in Vietnam; introducing new methods in agriculture in Nigeria; participation and empowerment in participatory irrigation, Nepal community based extension service for female farmers

  • Micro-credit projects:

    Impact of non governmental organization micro- credit projects on women in Ghana; and in Cambodia and India.

  • Sustainable livelihoods:

    Sustainable livelihood approach in a development project in Palestine; sustainable livelihood approach in climate adaptation; etc..

  • Land titles and land rights

    Land titles and livelihood improvement in Mexcio; Effect of land registration and certification programme on farmers investment in soil conservation in Ethiopia

  • Integrated conservation and development

    Medicinal plants in South West Mali; Venezuela; Panama

  • Forest governance:

    Community forestry (CF) in Cambodia; CF in Tanzania; REDD+ in Cambodia; concessions and farmers in Cambodia; EU Timber regulation Denmark; Voluntary Partnership Agreements; forest certification in Greece

  • Feminist theory

    Women and export of grapes from India

See a presentation of the ideas here (pdf)

Iben Nathan

  • Collaboration with DTU Food
  • Economic burden of unhealthy diets
  • Developing models
  • Estimating the economic burden of food-associated diseases in Denmark

    Is the ranking of selected food-associated diseases according to their economic impact in society different than the ranking of the health burden?

    To find the answer, you will develop and apply methods to estimate the economic burden of selected foodborne diseases in Denmark.

See the full description here (pdf)

Tove Christensen

  • Danish speaking students only
  • CVM
  • Valuation
  • COst-benefit analysis
  • Amager Fælled
  • The value of nature in proximity of dense population – a CVM study?

    The municipality of Copenhagen wants to sell Amager Fælled to realestate development. They claim the areaed is worth 1.5 billion DKK. However, the costs in terms of the loss of nature values is unknown.

    The organization 'Friends of Amager Fælled' are curious about what the value of the relatively untouched nature area might be, therefore we are searching for students who would like to do valuation and/or cost-benefit analysis on this topic for their thesis. Due to the fact that the assignment requires interviews with Danish citizens, thesis students working on this project must be able to communicate in Danish.


See the full description here (pdf)

Søren Bøye Olsen

  • Danmarks Statistik


Danmarks Statistik har et samarbejde med IFRO om bachelor- og specialeprojekter.

Du kan finde mere information og se projekterne på deres projektside:

Danmarks Statistiks projektside.

  • Conservation
  • Cambodia
  • Prey Lang
  • Community Based Monitoring
  • Importance of NTFPs to Local Livelihoods
  • Incentives for engaging in Environmental Activism
  • Earth Journalism Network
  • Use of Information and Communication Technology and Social Media
  • Local grassroots initiative welcomes university students and interns.
    The Prey Lang forest complex is situated in the central plains of Cambodia. More than 250,000 mainly indigenous people live in 340 villages bordering Prey Lang and depend on it for their survival. Forest loss in Cambodia has accelerated faster than in any other country. As a response, local community members formed Prey Lang Community Network (PLCN), an informal network of volunteers that advocates for the protection of their land. PLCN conducts forest patrols to intercept loggers and seize chainsaws and encourage local authorities and the national government to take responsibility for the protection of Prey Lang.

    Since 2014, the initiative has hosted more than 30 students and interns. Students conduct research and topics so far have included; Community Based Monitoring, Importance of NTFPs to Local Livelihoods, Incentives for engaging in Environmental Activism, Earth Journalism Network, and use of Information and Communication Technology and Social Media. Interns and students contribute to activities such as training, app development, database management, report writing, communication, press conferences, funding applications and more.

    See the full description here (pdf)

Ida Theilade

  • Quantitative data analysis
  • Poaching

  • Wildlife conservation
  • Kenya
  • Time series analyses of poaching trends in the Mara, Kenya.

    Recent research based on anti-poaching patrol records has provided essential insights into how patrol efforts can be optimised spatially and temporally for enhanced protection of wildlife populations in protected areas. This project takes departure in monthly records of snare removal and arrest of poachers covering 15 years from conservancies in the Mara region of Kenya.
    See the full description here (pdf)

  • Analysing illegal wildlife trade in Uganda

     See the full description here (pdf)

Martin Reinhardt Nielsen

  • Eye-tracking

  • Consumer behaviour
  • Choice
  • Analysis of available Eyetracking data:
    The eye-tracking data is experimental data on consumer’s choice of consumption products.

See the full description here (pdf)

Goytom Abraha Kahsay

  • Biometric Lab, including:

    • Eye-tracking

    • Facial Expression

    • GSR

    • Heart Rate Monitoring

  • Biometric Lab, including:

    • Eye-tracking

    • Facial Expression

    • GSR

    • Heart Rate Monitoring

Could be used for:

  • Information effects on consumption intentions, e.g. do consumers react to food labels?

  • Consumer reactions to entomophagy (eating insects)

  • Does choice behaviour differ between choice experiments and best-worst scaling formats?

  • Insignificant parameter estimates in choice experiments – a result of decision heuristics or genuine zero preferences?

  • Do left-handed people choose differently than right-handed?

  • Combining eye-tracking with think-aloud techniques – how do respondents experience eye-tracking?

  • Does the presentation of alternatives in choice sets as columns or rows impact choices and/or decision strategies?

See the description here (pdf)

Søren Bøye Olsen, or

Toke Reinholt Fosgaard

  • Business case
  • Taxes
  • Recycling
  • Scalability
  • Refarmed has developed a low-impact building-integrated agricultural solution for supermarkets and food storages. The concept is called Black to Green and is a holistic solution that recycles excess resources from the building (heat, water, bio waste) in to a year round production of fish and vegetables. The crops will be sold in-house. In our first prototype project, situated in Denmark’s largest shopping centre Field’s Copenhagen, we are currently collaborating with the supermarket chain Bilka.

    We are now looking for students with a head for figures and alternative business models in the food industry to help us build a business case for the scalability of our solution.

See the full description here (pdf)


  • Danish Meat Research Institute (DMRI)
  • Danish pig production
  • Value
  • The value of production without castration in the Danish Pig production

    On the background of different scenarios for stop of castration (full stop, partly stop), the master project will calculate the economic value for the pork industry. On the background of existing knowledge about the quantifiable differences between entire males and castrates, an economic value is together with the industry assigned to the different quality attributes of which some are relatively abstract such as tenderness. It will be possible to focus the project depending on interest e.g. the influence on the export markets or include the primary production in the calculations.

    See the full description in English here
    - and in Danish here

Tove Christensen
Sigrid Denver

  • African swine fever
  • Economic analyses
  • Export loss
  • Disease control
  • Consumer demand

  • Organic food

  • Choice experiment

  • Observed preferences

  • Economic consequences of African swine fever in Europe of the next decade

See the full description in English and Danish here (pdf)

  • Consumption of organic food and eating habits

  • Consumption of organic food and local food

See the full descriptions here (pdf)

Tove Christensen


Sigrid Denver

  • Motorway
  • Land use change
  • Residences
  • Properties
  • Danish Road Directorate:

    Adding a motorway ramp (a ‘TSA’) to existing motorways is frequently suggested based on local urban development and traffic management interests. Proposals are assessed based on their implications for traffic on the motorways as well as their contributions to accessibility and development, however little research is available on the effects of adding a ramp/access point to the motorway network.

    A project could study the accessibility effects of the opening of recent motorway ramps as well as available spatial datasets to study area change and the changes in home values in response to the changed motorway access.

See the full description here (pdf)

Toke Emil Panduro


Jette Bredahl Jacobsen

In Danish
  • Social-økonomisk virksomhed
  • Genanvendelse
  • Er genanvendelse af flamingo bæredygtigt når miljøgevinster og sociale gevinster inddrages?
I samarbejde med social-økonomisk virksomhed i København
(Danish language required)
Læs oplægget her

  • Production economics
  • Microeconomic theory
  • Productivity and efficiency analysis
  • Applied (micro)econometrics
  • Impact evaluation
  • Farm and farm household economics (both in developed and in developing countries)

  • Which countries have the most productive agricultural sectors?
  • How do we measure the capital input of firms and farms and what is the optimal amount of investments?
  • How can we analyse how easily firms can replace one input for another?
  • How can we analyse how farmers' participation in 'programmes' such as organic farming or contract farming affects their technical efficiency and productivity?
  • How can we best analyse allocative efficiency?
  • What are the optimal input quantities in case of non-constant input prices?
  • How does climate change affect farm households in Northern Ghana and how can they adapt?
  • Sustainability of Cotton Production in Africa

See descriptions of the ideas here (pdf)

Arne Henningsen

  • Geographical Indication (GI) - African products

  • Certification schemes and standards
  • Natural Resource Economics
  • French Guiana
  • Coffee hybrids
  • Agroforestry
  • Agroecology
  • Nicaragua
  • Costa Rica
  • Cameroun
  • Cost-benefit analysis of the labelling of an African forest honey with Geographical Indication
    (Will require field studies in Cameroun)

See the full description here (pdf)

  • Profitability and productivity of Arabusta coffee in French Guiana 

    (Will require field studies i Western part of French Guiana)

See the full description here (pdf)

  • Socio-economic viability and productivity of new coffee hybrids under shade and full sun

   (Will require field studies in Nicaragua) 

See the full description here (pdf) 

  • Shade tree selection for coffee agroforestry systems

    (Will require field studies in Nicaragua, Costa Rica, or Cameroun)

See the full description here (pdf) 

  • Farmers' access to new coffee hybrids and comparisons of varieties

    (Will require field studies in Nicaragua or Costa Rica)

See the full description here (pdf)

Aske Skovmand Bosselmann

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business development support services
  • Partnership and collaboration
  • Inclusive innovation
  • Organizational change
  • Developing countries
  • Qualitative methods
  • How and under which conditions do entrepreneurs or small businesses (for example, in the food or agricultural sectors) develop (or not) their enterprises?
  • How and under which conditions can innovations be inclusive, i.e., provide better opportunities to the poor in developing countries?
  • How do entrepreneurs or small businesses use available business development support services?
  • How do farmers interact with their customers in short value chains?
  • How do famers in developing countries innovate (indigenous entrepreneurship)?
  • How and with what effect do development donors and public authorities support entrepreneurship and business development (for example, through agribusiness incubation projects)?
  • What characterizes the networking and collaboration practices among small-scale rural businesses and entrepreneurs?

Carsten Nico Portefée Hjortsø

  • International trade
  • Commodity markets
  • Agricultural and food policy
  • Calculating welfare impacts of trade policy using a “New Quantitative Trade Model” (NQTM)
  • Analysis of quality and trade
  • The trade war between US and China

See the ideas and a description of each here (pdf)

Christian Elleby

  • Commodity markets

  • Agricultural and food policy

  • Regulation of natural resources

  • The trade impact of the Russian food import ban
  • Calculating welfare impacts of trade policy using a “New Quantitative Trade Model” (NQTM).
  • Export competition between the EU and China in Africa.
  • Impacts of major trade agreements; e.g. CETA, Brexit, EU-Japan.
  • Analysis of quality and trade.
  • Competitiveness of organic cotton production in Sub-Saharan Africa.

See the ideas and a description of each here (pdf)

Christian Elleby

  • Forest Governance
  • Illegal Logging
  • Political Ecology
  • Access and Exclusion along the charcoal commodity chain in Ghana
  • Struggles and conflicts over forest reservation in GhanaS

See the ideas and a description of each here (pdf)

Christian Pilegaard Hansen

  • Strategy
  • Facilitation
  • Group problem solving
  • Food networks
  • Climate change
  • How do organizations address climate change issues (actions, strategies, technologies, tools)
  • Issues of climate change in organizations and how they are addressed
  • How managers interact with other organizational collaborators to achieve strategic outcomes

  • How managers interact with external collaborators to achieve strategic outcomes

  • How is strategy implemented across organizational levels
  • How does the use of artefacts help groups solve problems and make decisions (the research question would need to be more specific)

Elena Tavella

  • Regulation
  • Renewable resource extraction
  • Asymmetric information
  • Contract theory
  • Principal-agent theory
  • An application of contract theory to renewable resources
  • Calculating optimal total quotas for fisheries by using feed-back rules

See descriptions of the ideas here

Frank Jensen

  • Prosocial signaling
  • Incentives and institutions
  • Community-based governance and monitoring
  • Climate change adaptation and mitigation
  • Prosocial signaling in consumer goods
  • Community-based governance and monitoring
  • Understanding adaptation strategy of African farmers

See descriptions of the ideas here (pdf)

Goytom Abraha Kahsay

  • Organic and regional food systems
  • Eco-efficiency
  • Bio-economy
  • Institutional environments
  • Food security versus food sovereignty
  • Protected Geographical Indications
  • Organic Agriculture

Students are welcome to contact Henrik with their ideas.

Henrik Egelyng

(In Danish)

  • Fangst og subsistensøkonomi i Grønland

(In Danish)

Alle idéerne hører under emnet til venstre.

  • Indflydelsen af eksogene samfundsmæssige faktorer på fangsten

  • Klimaets indflydelse på fangstens udvikling

  • Fællesfangst og fangstdeling

  • Fangst og overholdelse af fangstregulering

  • Tidsallokering og andre fangstomkostninger

  • Priser og præferencer

  • Indkomstsammensætning og indkomstregistrering

  • Minedriften og fremtidige jobmuligheder

  • Det biologiske grundlag for fangst

  • Samfundets og husholdningernes behov

Hent beskrivelser af idéerne her (pdf)

Henrik Meilby and Martin Reinhardt Nielsen
  • Farm level production analysis

  • Farmer investment behavior

  • Land prices

  • Land fragmentation

  • Analysing the effect of leasing land on land fragmentation and economic performance.
  • Analysing the effects of economic performance of irregular field shape.

See descriptions of the ideas here

Jakob Vesterlund Olsen

  • Natural resource economics
  • Environmental confilct management
  • Public resistance to wind-power development in Denmark
  • User conflicts around mountain-biking in public and private forests
  • Conflicts among hunters in Denmark

See descriptions of the ideas here (pdf)

Jens Emborg


Christian Gamborg

  • Applied production economics
  • Crop production
  • Crop protection
  • Optimal crop rotation – How?

    Build a crop production model to access optimal crop rotation, optimal use of catch crops, optimal reallocation of N fertilizer quotas, marginal value of sugar beet quotas etc.

  • Optimal regulation of nitrogen leaching: Subsidies, taxes or quotas?

    Build a model to simulate farmer’s adoption and costs to different regulation scenarios in a catchment area.

  • Site specific crop protection and fertilizer application – Is it profitable?

    How to evaluate the value of specific crop protection and fertilizer application based on data from ATV’s, satellites ( and drones (UAV).

  • Is farmer’s pesticide use just a simple function of farm size, soil quality, and crop rotation?

  • Compulsory pesticide-use reports hold a lot of detailed information about individual Danish farmer’s pesticide use, but how to identify the general drivers for their pesticide use. Why does big farms consume 100 pct. more pesticides per ha than the average farm, and could farmers or environment profit from a benchmarking model for pesticide use?
  • Pesticide tax and pesticide resistance – What are the threats, options and costs? The new Danish pesticide tax introduced in 2013 has changed the product mix of pesticides. Harmful pesticides are to a high extend substituted with a few les harmful pesticides. Does this change lead to new and higher risk of pesticide resistance, what are the potential losses from wide spread resistance and what are the mitigation options and costs?
  • Biodiversity – Estimate the farm economic value of bees and wild pollinators?

    Pollination from bees and other insects are important, and for some crops essential, input for the farmer. Improved conditions for the wild pollinators and payment for the bee keepers providing the bees may increase the pollination and subsequently the crop yield. The economic value of more and better pollination is, however, often questioned. What are the general perception of the economic value of pollinators among farmers and their advisors? Could bee keepers and farmers profit from increased cooperation? What are the obstacles, costs and benefits for the farmers and the beekeepers?

See the ideas and a description of each here (pdf)

Jens Erik Ørum

  • Forest governance
  • Developing countries
  • Popular participation in resource management
  • Rural livelihoods
  • The rationale for divestment
  • Conservation narratives in Tanzania
  • How climate friendly is University of Copenhagen?

See the ideas and a description of each here (pdf)

Jens Friis Lund

(In Danish)

  • Jordbrugsøkonomi
  • Miljøøkonomi
  • Policy analyse
  • cost-benefit ex post analyse

(In Danish)

  • Indkomster og indkomstspredning i dansk landbrug
  • Ledelse, strategi og brug af konsulenter i landbruget
  • Jordfordeling. Interesse for driftsøkonomi og GIS analyse

Læs mere om idéerne her (pdf)

(In Danish)

  • Stordriftsfordele i landbrugsmæssig naturforvaltning
  • CBA af Villestrup Å

Læs mere om idéen her (pdf)

Jesper Sølver Schou

  • Stated preference valuation

  • Travel cost methods

  • Outdoor recreation

  • Payment for ecosystem services

  • Forest and resource economics

  • Climate change related to economics, nature, forests

  • Choice experiment design
  • Resource (forest) economics
  • Social cost of carbon – for Denmark
  • Valuing biodiversity
  • Citizen science
  • For forest management to have a role in climate policy (...)
  • Loacation of windmills

See descriptions of the ideas here (pdf)

Jette Bredahl Jacobsen

  • Forestry

  • Data collection
  • Forest and resource economics
  • Constructing new assortment distributions for the forestry sector
See a full description of the idea here (pdf)

Jette Bredahl Jacobsen


Thomas Lundhede

  • Flooding, environmental economics

  • Health economics

  • Econometrics

  • Flooding and house prices

See a desciption of the idea here (pdf)

Jonas Nordström

  • Economics of food consumption and health

  • Agricultural policy
  • Rural development economics
  • economics of food safety
  • Economic modeling
  • Econometrics
  • Business opportunities for the slaughter of 30 kg pigs.
  • Economic strategies for suppliers of ‘local foods’

See descriptions of the ideas here (pdf)

Jørgen Dejgård Jensen

  • Intellectual property rights

  • Innovation management

  • Value capturing and value creation

  • University industry collaboration

  • The use of secrecy and or knowledge sharing for creating and capturing value from innovation in the Danish wine industry
  • An explorative study of how to capturing value from innovation by applying shrink wrap licenses
  • Entrepreneurship thesis project

See descriptions of the ideas here (pdf)

Karin Beukel

  • Open innovation

  • Business models
  • Investigating the drivers, processes and/or consequences of open innovation in particular organizations or sectors. Possibly with a specific focus on the conditions under which open innovation is more or less successful.

  • Qualifying and/or quantifying business model, and exploring the opportunities and barriers of business model innovation.

  • Better understanding the conditions, processes and activities that enable or hamper university-industry relations, possibly with a focus on different levels of analysis.

  • Exploring how open innovation and business models help organizations to address grand societal challenges.

Marcel Bogers

  • Wildlife management

  • Bushmeat hunting

  • Poaching (ivory and rhino horn)

  • Rural household livelihoods

  • Poverty dynamics

  • Choice experiments

  • Contingent evaluation

  • Community based socioeconomic monitoring

  • Is illegal hunting determined by the opportunity costs of hunting?
  • Poachers or public servants?

See descriptions of the ideas here (pdf)

Martin Reinhardt Nielsen

(See also under 'Henrik Meilby' - only in Danish)

  • Benchmarking, efficiency and productivity analysis

  • Data Envelopment Analysis

  • If you have your own data (for example from a study job or the like), or access to other “production data” (in a very broad sense), that might be useful for benchmarking analysis in some form, you are welcome to come and discuss them with me and we can then try to formulate a project around what is interesting/relevant for the given context.

  • Analysis of frontier shifts for the large European banks during the financial crisis, possibly including looking a favourability- and favourability change indexes.

  • Analysis of units’ movements over time in the production space, based on a large data set on American banks.

  • Analysis of the efficiency of Danish dairy farmers over time, using, for example, a new idea of a “Global base period” Malmquist-type index. Data will be available through SEGES.

Get the description as a pdf

Mette Asmild

  • Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services
  • Q study
  • Meta analysis
  • Marine water quality
  • Agri-environmental schemes and contracts
  • Choice experiment
  • Coastal recreation
  • Nitrogen mitigation
  • Categorization of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service Values
  • Meta-analysis eliciting value functions for services derived from improvements in marine water quality 

  • Farmers’ incentives for entering into agri-environmental contracts in countries around the Baltic (including Denmark) 

  • Valuation of coastal recreation, water quality, congestion and litter 
  • Evaluation of the potential of PES mechanisms for water quality enhancement: the case of mussel production

See descriptions of the ideas here (pfd)

Mette Termansen

  • Agricultural Finance

  • Agricultural Risk Management

  • Production Economics (Economies of Scale)

  • Relation between farm size and the cost of financial services, given fixed equity for the farmer

  • Should the farmer lease or buy farm assets?

Get the description as a pdf

Michael Friis Pedersen

(In Danish)

  • Jordbrugspolitik
  • Økonomisk politik

(In Danish)

  • Ejerforholdene i et landbrug med meget store bedrifter
  • Årsagen til dansk landbrugs aktuelle problemer – gælden eller rammebetingelserne
  • Arbejdsdelingen mellem politik og videnskab ved tilrettelæggelsen af landbrugspolitikken

Hent beskrivelser af idéerne her (pdf)

Niels Kærgård

  • Fisheries economics

  • Fishery management

  • Uncertainty and imperfect information

  • Enforcement and compliance

  • Environmental economics

  • Fisheries economics – focus on management systems under imperfect information.

  • The economics of enforcement and compliance

  • Landing obligation (LO) in fisheries management

  • Taxation of resource rent

See descriptions of the ideas here (pdf)

Peder Andersen

  • Consumer behavior
  • Stated Preference Methods
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Unsustainable use of groundwater
  • Reduced meat-package size in supermarkets (to disguise price increases)
  • Response time effects on preferences, status quo bias, certainty, consistency etc.
    - Do respondents actually read a page with a lot of information on it?
  • And a lot more...

See the full list and descriptions here (pdf)

Søren Bøye Olsen

  • Impact assessment
  • Technology assessment
  • Adoption
  • Cost effectiveness and CBA.
  • Precision farming (site-specific application of nutrients and pesticides), auto-steering and controlled traffic farming systems – studies of economic feasibility and adoption in all these areas.

  • Measures to prevent flooding and eutrophication in river catchments – both cost-effectiveness analysis and cost-effectiveness.

See the ideas here (pdf)

Søren Marcus Pedersen

  • International trade and trade policy modeling
  • Agricultural policy and food security
  • Global value chains in agriculture
  • Partial and computable general equilibrium models
  • Implications of BREXIT on the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy
  • 2016 US presidential election and implications on TTiP and TPP
  • China’s recent agricultural policy reform and global agricultural trade and food security

See descriptions of the ideas here (pdf)

Wusheng Yu

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