Center for Advanced Management




Prof. Marcus Asplund (Copenhagen Business School)

Programm 1

Datum: 5. November 2019

Zeit: 12.00 - 13.30 Uhr

Ort: Professor-Huber-Platz 2, Raum V005

Titel: The problem of retrofitting an elevator


It is well know that in the presence of asymmetric information there might be under-provision of public goods. To test the theoretical prediction, we study the decision to retrofit an elevator into an old apartment building where owners have to agree on how the investment cost is split. The asymmetric information aspect is due to partly unobserved individual valuations of an elevator. We tailor the model of Hellwig (2003) to the features of the retrofitting problem and use this to get predictions on which building characteristics that should make it easier for owners to agree. Data from Copenhagen broadly support the model’s predictions. We use transaction data to estimate the market value of an elevator and conclude that for approximately 20-30 percent of the buildings without an elevator the aggregate increase in value exceeds the investment cost.

Programm 2

Datum: 14. November 2019

Zeit: 12.45 - 14.00 Uhr

Ort: Kaulbachstraße 45, 202

Titel: Are you ready for the PhD job market marathon?


Louise Mors and Marcus Asplund will give a joint session for PhD students on how to handle the academic job market. Marcus Asplund is currently a Professor of Economics at CBS. He has a PhD from the Stockholm School of Economics and prior to arriving at CBS he held positions at Columbia Business School, London Business School, Stockholm School of Economics, Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm and Gothenburg University. With this broad international background, Marcus has extensive experience with the recruitment process in the international economics job market. Louise Mors is a Professor of Strategic Management and Globalization at CBS. She has a PhD from INSEAD and worked at the London Business School prior to arriving at CBS. At LBS she was actively involved in the recruitment process of junior faculty in the Strategy Department and at CBS she is a career mentor to PhD students going on the Strategy and Management job market. Louise and Marcus will each give an introduction to the job market in their respective fields and then take questions from the students.

Programm 3

Datum: 12. Dezember 2019

Zeit: 10.00 - 11.30 Uhr

Ort: Kaulbachstraße 45, 202

Titel: How not to write a paper!


In this informal talk you are invited to learn from some of the many mistakes I made in writing a paper. My plan is to spend some 10 minutes presenting the final paper “Did the Swedish Tobacco Monopoly Set Monopoly Prices?” (Economica, 2018, 85:532-557) and then go back to some of the wrong turns I made in various dimensions (research question, hypothesis, framing, related literature, method, etc). Hopefully, hearing about some of my errors can prevent you from falling into the same traps.