Søren Leth-Petersen is professor of economics, deputy director and co-PI at the Center for Economic Behavior and Inequality (CEBI) at the University of Copenhagen (Denmark), a center of excellence at the University of Copenhagen awarded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark. He is co-leading The Economic Shadow of COVID-19: Contingent Prediction Following an Unprecedented Shock project.
Born in Denmark, Leth-Petersen received a PhD in economics from the University of Copenhagen in 2003 under the supervision of Professor Martin Browning. He has since worked at various research institutions in Denmark and has been full professor at the University of Copenhagen since 2013. He is a Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) research fellow and has served as editor at the Scandinavian Journal of Economics.
Leth-Petersen’s research is at the intersection of applied macro- and microeconomics; he has studied topics such as labor supply, consumption and savings, household finance and, in particular, expectations to outcomes in these domains. His current research aims to improve the measurement of subjective factors, such as subjective expectations and preferences, that are important determinants of economic behavior.