Mette Foged

Mette Foged

Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics

University of Copenhagen

About Me

I am an applied labor economist working on topics related to refugee integration, determinants and consequences of immigration and household decision making. I am an Assistant Professor at the University of Copenhagen and a Research Fellow at IZA and CReAM and I have been awarded the Labour Economics Prize for the best article in Labour Economics in 2016.

I lead the Economic Assimilation Research Network, which was awarded the Innovation Fund Denmark’s Grand Solutions research grant in 2017.

Positions and Affiliations

Economic Assimilation Research Network

I lead the Economic Assimilation Research Network, which aims to improve our knowledge on how public policy can foster the integration of refugees.

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EARN working papers on language training covered in the media

The EARN working papers “Early labour market entry, language acquisition and labour market success of refugees”, by Jacob Nielsen Arendt and Iben Bolvig and “Language training and refugees’ integration” by Mette Foged, Jacob Nielsen Arendt, Iben Bolvig, Linea Hasager and Giovanni Peri have recently been covered in the Danish newspaper Altinget.

New EARN Working Paper available

The EARN Working Paper “Sick of your poor neighborhood? Quasi-Experimental evidence on neighborhood effects on health” by Linea Hasager and Mia Jørgensen is now available as a CEBI WP.

New Working Paper "Language Training and Refugees' Integration" now available

The new Working Paper “Language Training and Refugees’ Integration”, which is joint work with Jacob Nielsen Arendt, Iben Bolvig , Linea Hasager & Giovanni Peri is now available.

Find the paper at CREAM or NBER

Linea Hasager successfully defends Ph.D. thesis

On 24/11/2020 Linea Hasager, Ph.D. student on the EARN project, defended her PhD degree in Economics. Her thesis contains four papers within the economics of immigration and integration. Read more about Linea on her website.