Bo Jellesmark Thorsen

Bo Jellesmark Thorsen

Head of Department, Professor

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    Rolighedsvej 25, 1958 Frederiksberg C, Bygning A, 1. sal, Building: 1.12

    Phone: +45 35 33 17 00Mobile: +45 20 13 83 45

I am Head of Department and professor of applied economics at the Department of Food and Resource Economics, and affiliated with the Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate. I have a PhD and I am Dr Agro in the field of forest and natural resources economics

Primary fields of research

My research interests are quite broad. A significant part of my research has been about decision-making under uncertainty, where, in particular, work on real options has been quite productive. I have attracted a number of research projects in environmental valuation methods, regulation of our use of natural resources and much more. I have supervised about 25 PhD students and post docs over the years.

Current research

These years, I am involved in research on climate adaptation, and I am part of two EU projects, where we do research in new ways of regulating the supply of ecosystem services from forests and agricultural land.

Teaching

I am course responsible for the BSc course "Investment and Finance". For many years, I have run the PhD course "The Art of Scientific Writing". I have guest appearances on a few additional courses with fixed modules or presentations.

Possible conflicts of interest

Through my research, I often work with companies and/or interest groups. This is either because, they are partners in research projects from the EU or other sources that support cooperation between research and other parts of society; or because they are part of advisory functions or as stakeholder panels related to research projects. 

I am part of the board of the Danish Forest Association, and I take up roles from time to time as part of semi-public panels such as Ålborg Municipality's Sustainability Council, the Government’s Bioeconomy Panel and the Climate Partnerships. 

In none of these cases do I receive remuneration from any of the above external parties

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