I am a professor of economics at the University of Southern Denmark, a research fellow at CEPR in London, and a research associate of CAGE in Warwick. I have a doctoral degree in economics from the University of Copenhagen and one in economic history from Lund University. My main research area is long-run economic growth, with particular focus on the economic and demographic history of England. I currently work on a project using historical marriage data from Africa with Felix Meier zu Selhausen. I also organize the Sound Workshop and the WEast Workshop.