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Mads Dagnis Jensen

Mads Dagnis Jensen is an associate professor in the department of international economics, government, and business at Copenhagen Business School (CBS). Prior to this, he worked at Roskilde University and the University of Copenhagen. Jensen holds a Ph.D. from the European University Institute (EUI), in addition to degrees from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and the University of Copenhagen.

Jensen specializes in the field of comparative political economy and politics. His research focuses on the study of political and administrative institutions, policymaking within Europe and the European Union, and the processes of public opinion formation. His research methods encompass a wide range of approaches, including case studies, comparative analyses, mixed-methods studies, standard regression analysis, multi-level modeling, principal component analysis, cluster analysis, and machine learning techniques.

During his time at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies (CES), Jensen will work on several projects: The first project will examine key actors in decision preparation within the European Union. The second project will analyze political representation among underrepresented groups in the Nordic countries, seeking to shed light on the barriers they face in gaining representation.

This information is accurate for the time period that the visiting scholar is affiliated with CES.


  • Associate Professor, Copenhagen Business School
  • Visiting Scholar 2023-2024, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Research Project

The many faces of the Sherpas: The discrete pathfinders in the European Union – Political representation of disenfranchised groups in the Nordic countries


Political Science

Select Publications

Lynggaard, Kennet, et al. Governments’ Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic in Europe: Navigating the Perfect Storm. Palgrave Macmillan Ltd, 2023.

Ejrnæs, Anders, and Mads Dagnis Jensen. “Go Your Own Way: The Pathways to Exiting the European Union.” Government and Opposition, vol. 57, no. 2, 2021, pp. 253–275,;

Petersen, Ole Helby, et al. “The Effect of Procurement Centralization on Government Purchasing Prices: Evidence from a Field Experiment.” International Public Management Journal, vol. 25, no. 1, 2020, pp. 24–42,;