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LUDVIG WIER

University of California, Berkeley

 

BIO

I am postdoctoral researcher and lecturer at UC Berkeley. My research and teaching relates to taxation, development and inequality. In that context, I have also been working as a consultant to the UNU-WIDER, Boston Consulting Group and IMF. I am, furthermore, the founder of Economists Without Borders, a non-profit delivering free consultancy to charitable projects. I have previously acted as co-host in the mainstream Danish television program “Economics for dummies” and worked at the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Embassy in Hanoi.

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LECTURES

 

GLOBAL INEQUALITY AND GROWTH

Undergraduate course at the University of California, Berkeley

ADVANCED DEVELOPMENT: MICRO ASPECTS

Master course at the University of Copenhagen, Department of Economics

GROWTH AND INEQUALITY

Master course at the University of Copenhagen, Global Development Studies

TAXATION AND DEVELOPMENT

Master course at the University of Copenhagen, Department of Economics

PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS

Bachelor course at the Danish School of Journalism

CONSULTING

 

2010-

ECONOMISTS WITHOUT BORDERS

I am the founder of Economists Without Borders - a non-profit with that assists charitable projects in evaluating their social impact. The organization today  has a global reach with more than 60 consultants operating out of Copenhagen and Oxford University. To read more go to: www.economistswithoutborders.net  

2018-

THE INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

On the IMF Expert Roster, which implies going on IMF missions to developing countries. Workingwith big data analytics and tax enforcement -> how big data can raise tax compliance.

2018/2019

BOSTON CONSULTING GROUP

Attached to the public sector practice area and a member of the social impact comittee. In my time at BCG I worked with governments in multiple countries and amongst other things, 1) helped implement a major digital customs solution 2) drafted a proposal for a major health care reform 3) helped power the world with CO2 free nuclear energy

2016-2018

UNU-WIDER AND THE SOUTH AFRICAN TREASURY

I managed a South African research project on multinational tax avoidance. This involves structuring the research process, talking to stakeholders and presenting at conferences

2017-

UNITED NATIONS, EU AND OECD

I advise (pro-bono) the OECD, the EU and the United Nations on how to measure the impact of illicit financial flows.

2019-

WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM

I am the co-curator of the World Economic Forum's transformation maps as an expert on the topic of taxation.

GET IN TOUCH

UC Berkeley
Department of Economics
645 Evans Hall #3880
Berkeley, CA 94720

(+45) 60 32 72 29

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