Henrik Klinge Jacobsen

Henrik Klinge Jacobsen



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Economics at Institute of Economics, University of Copenhagen August 1984-November 1989 (Master Sept 1990).  

Thesis: Exchange rate movements and foreign trade pricing.  

PhD, Institute of Economics, Copenhagen January 1997-1999.

Thesis: Structural change of the economy, technological progress and long-term energy demand. 

 Working experience:

1987-1989: Confederation of Danish Industries, (half time, student)

Economic forecasting, data collection and validation, time series analysis, input-output analysis, macroeconomic indicator construction

1989-1991: Alm Brand, economic forecasting and financial analyses.

Economic forecasting and short-term analysis. Writing semi-annual projection for Danish and international economy. Financial analysis, bond market immunisation. Yield curve analysis.  

1992-1993: Greenland Home Rule Authority, economic analyses, financial management and public budgets.

Responsible for short-term liquidity placements, analysis of wild-life economic impacts, public budgets for industry related public guaranteed and direct loans. Analysis of the financial sector in Greenland, banks solvency and the mortgage activity.

1993-: Risø National Laboratory, Researcher/Senior Scientist/Economist

2006-2009: Roskilde University: External Associate Professor, (ekstern lektor) Social Science


Economics profile on IDEAS/Repec 



Projects at Risø:

1994-1995: Energy planning and development in the energy sector in Egypt. Development and implementation of an energy planning model in the NREA (New and Renewable Energy Authority). General training of Egyptian staff in the use of technical-economical models. The model used is a techno-economic simulation model in line with MEDEE and LEAP and it was adapted to the Egyptian case and used for evaluating especially renewable energy in the power sector. The project included several missions to Cairo as well as visits to Risø for training by the Egyptian team. 

 1994-1996: Integrating bottom-up energy models with the Danish macroeconometric model ADAM. The project involved constructing energy supply models for Denmark and linking the supply models to a macroeconomic model. The resulting model complex is a practical tool for integrated energy-economy policy analyses.

 1995-1997: Energy and environmental sub-modules for ADAM. Joint project with Statistics Denmark and National Environmental Research Institute (DMU). This project involved constructing a reduced version of a model for electricity and heat production that is implemented in the standard software package of ADAM and distributed to Ministries and other users of ADAM. The model is an empirical based model that is capable of conducting policy analysis both with respect to energy taxation and direct regulation in the power sector, for example, expansion of wind power. The total economy wide consequences are included.

 1997-1999: Structural change, technological progress and long-term energy demand. (phd project.) The project involved work within both theoretical and applied fields. The work is based on empirical modelling of energy demand and energy conversion. The results are reported in a number of journal articles.

 1999-2001:Project leader for the joint project with Institute of Local Government Studies (AKF) and the Danish National Environmental Research Institute (DMU) “ Distributional impacts of energy and environmental taxation.” This project is an empirical analysis of the economic consequences of energy and environmental taxation for various population groups in Denmark. Micro data for household expenditure and types of energy are combined with information on income, size of household, occupational status, age etc. to analyse the burden that environmental taxes pose to different income groups etc. The general conclusion is that energy taxes are regressive with the exception of taxes on petrol.

 2001-2003: Participant in a DANCED project for sustainable energy planning in Malaysia that focuses on capacity building in the field of environmental/energy modelling.

The project included a 2½-month working stay at PTM with collection of energy and macroeconomic data. Supporting the input-output modelling activities and the construction of a Social Accounting Matrix for Malaysia. Modelling the Malaysian economy with the GAMS software using a static Computable General Equilibrium model approach.

 2003:Participant in the EU funded project “Wind Energy: The facts” with responsibility for the employment effects of wind turbine manufacturing and installation. Input-output analysis of direct and indirect employment associated with manufacture, installation and maintenance of wind-turbines.


Project leader for the project entitled “Interaction between liberalised energy markets” carried out from 2001 to 2003 in cooperation with AKF and supported by the Danish Energy Research Programme (EFP-2001). The linkages between the power, natural gas and district heat sectors are examined and the consequences of the liberalisation are analysed. The changes in incentives for different players in energy market are described and especially integration of natural gas distribution and CHP production is analysed with respect to regulatory challenges and possible welfare impacts. The project also deals with bundling of energy commodities and the potential threat to small customers from such bundling practises.

 2004-2007: Participant in a DANIDA project for sustainable development in Malaysia with focus on modelling and policy within the economic planning Ministry and focusing on capacity building. Several courses on applied modelling and policy evaluation were conducted. A total of 7 month of work took place in Malaysia.

 2005-2006: Participant in EU-project EU-SUSTEL providing overview of Danish energy sector and policies.

 2006:Participant in an EU funded “Feasibility Study of Renewable Energy Options for Rural Electrification in Cambodia”

 2006-2009:Participant in the EFP project “Security of Supply on the Electricity Market? Welfare prospects of improving the determination of aggregate level and allocation of security to different customers based on WTP.

 2007-2008:Participant in the EU project RESPOND.

Identification and analyses of options to mitigate the effect of intermittent generation from renewables. Compare options that will allow higher shares of renewables with the lowest integration costs.

 2007-2008:Participant in the EU project Solid DER.

Large-Scale Integration of Distributed Energy Resources (DER) into the European Electricity Market. Support schemes and market


Academic grades

PhD, Energy Economics

Master in Economics (Cand polit.)

Professional experience

Jan - Nove Student assistant - Federation of Danish Industries
Jan - Sept Economist - Greenland Home Rule
Dec - Dec Senior Macro Economist - Alm Brand Finance
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  • Energy Policy

    ISSNs: 0301-4215, 0301-4215

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1873-6777

    Pergamon, United Kingdom

    BFI (2015): BFI-level 2, ISI indexed (2013): ISI indexed yes

    Central database


  • Renewable Energy

    ISSNs: 0960-1481, 0960-1481

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1879-0682

    Pergamon, United Kingdom

    BFI (2015): BFI-level 1, ISI indexed (2013): ISI indexed yes

    Central database


  • Environment, Development and Sustainability

    ISSNs: 1387-585X

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1573-2975

    Springer Netherlands, Netherlands

    BFI (2015): BFI-level 1, ISI indexed (2013): ISI indexed no

    Central database


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